BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Drilling



BYK Additives & Instruments manufactures several lines of additives that can be used to modify the properties of drilling fluids. The additives can be used in oil-based drilling fluids as the primary viscosifying agents and as suspension agents. BYK has a variety of additives to modify the rheological properties of a wide host of base oils to include diesel, mineral oil, polyalphaolefins, linear alpha olefins, internal olefins, linear paraffins, linear alkyl benzene and others. We also offer a wide range of anti-foam and defoaming additives for water-based drilling fluids, mud thinners, liquid rheology modifiers and H2S Scavengers for both water and oil based muds.

For any further questions, please contact Christopher Cornetto: Christopher.Cornetto@altana.com

Find here our additive recommendations for oil-based drilling fluids and their key benefits as well as technical data sheets for download.

BYK-152 N

Ammonium polyacrylate-based dispersing additive for pigment stabilization in aqueous emulsion paints and emulsion adhesives as well as thinner for water-based drilling fluids. Only available in North America.

(Only available in North America)
BYK-153

Sodium polyacrylate-based wetting and dispersing additive for pigment stabilization in aqueous emulsion paints as well as thinner for water-based drilling fluids. Only available in North America.

(Only available in North America)
BYK-154

Ammonium polyacrylate-based dispersing additive for pigment stabilization in aqueous emulsion paints and emulsion adhesives as well as thinner for water-based drilling fluids. Not available in North America.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-155 US

Sodium polyacrylate-based dispersing additive for pigment stabilization in aqueous emulsion paints as well as thinner for water-based drilling fluids. Only available in North America.

(Only available in North America)

BYK-GO 8700

General purpose thinner for oil-based drilling fluids. Only available in North America.

(Only available in North America)
BYK-GO 8701

Fast acting thinner for oil-based drilling fluids which is ideally suited for use in mud plants

BYK-GO 8702

High performance thinner for oil-based drilling fluids for use in both standard and HPHT environments

BYK-GO 8720

Low-shear rate rheology modifier for oil and synthetic-based muds

BYK-GO 8750

VOC-free defoamer for fresh water and seawater drilling fluids

BYK-GO 8751

Defoamer for fresh water and seawater drilling fluids

BYK-GO 8780

Liquid hydrogen sulfide scavenger

BYK-GO 8781

Liquid hydrogen sulfide scavenger


CLAYTONE-3

Economy rheological additive suitable for use in diesel, clean mineral oil and synthetic olefin-based drilling fluids to increase the carrying capacity and hole cleaning capabilities.

CLAYTONE-EM

High efficiency rheological additive suitable for use in synthetic base fluids and all-oil systems to increase the carrying capacity and hole cleaning capabilities. The product is also an effective suspension agent for polymer slurries.

CLAYTONE-ER

High efficiency rheological additive suitable for use in mineral oil and synthetic base fluids to increase the carrying capacity and hole cleaning capabilities. The product is also an effective suspension agent for polymer slurries.

CLAYTONE-II

Economy rheological additive for diesel-based drilling fluids to increase the carrying capacity and hole cleaning capabilities.

CLAYTONE-IMG 400

General purpose rheological additive for diesel and mineral oil based drilling fluids to increase the carrying capacity and hole cleaning capabilities.

CLAYTONE-SF

Ultra high efficiency rheological suitable for use in mineral oil and synthetic base fluids to increase the carrying capacity and hole cleaning capabilities. The product is also an effective suspension agent for polymer slurries.


GARAMITE-1958

Powdered rheology additive based on organophilic phyllosilicates for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems to increase the storage stability and sag resistance.

GARAMITE-7303

Powdered rheology additive for non-polar to medium-polar solvent-borne and solvent-free systems to increase the storage stability and sag resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

LAPONITE-RD

Highly shear thinning layered silicate rheological additive for water-borne systems.
Used in surface coatings, household products and general and industrial applications. Also used to stabilize emulsions.
Synergistic benefits are developed when formulated in combinations with polymer based co-thickeners.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.