BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Printing Inks: Packaging gravure and flexographic inks

ANTI-TERRA-U 100

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne industrial and architectural coatings to stabilize inorganic pigments.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

AQUACER 497

Paraffin-based wax emulsion for aqueous coatings, printing inks as well as care products and polishes for improving water repellency and surface slip.

AQUACER 532

Emulsion of a modified HD polyethylene wax for improved surface characteristics in aqueous coating systems.

AQUACER 539

Paraffin wax emulsion for improved surface characteristics in aqueous coatings and printing inks.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 593

Polypropylene-based wax emulsion for reducing the surface slip (anti-slip effect) of aqueous coatings and printing inks.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 8059

Emulsion based on a HD polyethylene wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products and polishes as well as in aqueous coatings and printing inks.
AQUACER 8059 is only available in USA, Mexico and Canada.

(Only available in North America)

AQUAMAT 208

VOC-free, matting wax dispersion based on oxidized HDPE for aqueous coatings to improve surface properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

BYK-012

VOC-free and silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for aqueous coatings, adhesives, and paper coatings. Particularly suitable for premium high-gloss architectural coatings. Optimal effect despite addition of smallest amounts only.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-016

VOC and silicone-free, polymer-based defoamer for aqueous coatings, adhesives, printing inks and overprint varnishes. This defoamer can also be used for the underwater pelletizing of thermoplastics.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-017

Silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous pigment concentrates and glycol pastes for use in printing inks and coatings. Prevents foam during grinding. Long-term stability. Particularly suitable for grinds that contain resins.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-021

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous high gloss emulsion systems, dispersion adhesives, printing inks and overprint varnishes. Particularly suitable for high-gloss and satingloss systems and for airless application.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-022

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous coatings, printing inks and adhesives. Also effective against microfoam.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-024

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous high gloss emulsion systems, printing inks, overprint varnishes and dispersion adhesives. Compatible defoamer. All-purpose and easy to incorporate.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-044

Silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous printing inks and overprint varnishes.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-065

Silicone defoamer for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.

BYK-066 N

Silicone defoamer for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, and ambient curing plastic systems on the basis of epoxy resin and polyurethane. Standard silicone defoamer for all solvent-borne systems. Good balance between effectiveness and compatibility.

BYK-088

Defoamer based on silicones and polymers for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, ambient curing plastic systems as well as adhesives and sealants. Aromatic-free.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-094

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous coating systems, printing inks, overprint varnishes and adhesive systems. Compatible defoamer. All purpose and easy to incorporate.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-307

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne coating systems, printing inks and adhesive systems, with strong reduction of surface tension. Very good substrate wetting, prevents cratering, and increases surface slip. Solvent-free alternative to BYK-306.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-333

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-free, solvent-borne and aqueous coating systems, printing inks and adhesive systems as well as ambient-curing plastic systems. Strong reduction of surface tension.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-347

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, printing inks and overprint varnishes with a considerable reduction in the surface tension and therefore an improvement in the substrate wetting. Does not increase the surface slip. Suitable for systems that do not contain co-solvents. Particularly good recoatability with thin layers (automotive coatings).

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-348

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, adhesives, printing inks and overprint varnishes with a considerable reduction in the surface tension and therefore an improvement in the substrate wetting. Does not increase the surface slip. Suitable for systems that do not contain co-solvents.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-361 N

Polyacrylate-based surface additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for UV-reactive printing inks and overprint varnishes as well as powder coatings. Improves leveling and prevents craters. Also suitable for ambient curing plastic systems. Solvent-free version of BYK-358 N.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-377

Silicone surface additive for solvent-free, radiation curable, and solvent-borne coatings, adhesives, and printing inks with a strong reduction of surface tension. Hydroxy-functional and solvent-free.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-378

Solvent-free silicone surface additive for water-borne, solvent-borne, and solvent-free systems that increases surface slip and significantly reduces the surface tension at low doses. Low foam stabilization.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-381

Polyacrylate-based surface additive for aqueous coatings and adhesives to improve leveling. Improves the leveling and substrate wetting in aqueous and radiation-curable printing inks and overprint varnishes.

BYK-425

VOC-free, liquid rheology additive for aqueous dispersion-based systems to improve anti-sagging and to adjust in-can viscosity. The additive is suitable for increasing the grinding viscosity of aqueous pigment pastes.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1752

Silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1790

Silicone-free, polymer-based defoamer for solvent-free, radiation-curing wood and industrial coatings, printing inks and adhesives. Suitable for pigmented and unpigmented coating systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1791

Aromatic-free, polymer-based defoamer (silicone-free) for radiation-curing systems (wood and industrial coatings, printing inks and adhesives) that has a spontaneous defoaming effect as well as high transparency and low cratering tendency.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1794

Emission-free and silicone-free polymeric defoamer for solvent-borne, solvent-free, high solids, and UV systems.

BYK-1799

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for solvent-borne, high-solid, and solvent-free systems. Particularly suitable for 100 % UV systems. Extremely high defoaming action. Especially recommended for matted and pigmented systems and printing inks.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-3455

Fluorine-free, silicone-containing additive for improving substrate wetting and leveling in aqueous systems and solvent-free UV coatings.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-3760

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne, aqueous and UV coating systems as well as printing inks. Strong reduction of the surface tension and increased surface slip with minor foam stabilization.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-7410 ET

Liquid rheology additive for medium-polarity solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems as well as PVC plastisols and ambient-curing resin systems. The additive creates highly thixotropic flow behavior and consequently improves the anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. Post-addition is possible.

BYK-7420 ES

Liquid rheology additive for aqueous and water-reducible coating systems for improving anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. The additive is also especially suited for manufacturing aqueous pigment concentrates. BYK-7420 ES creates thixotropic flow behavior. Post-addition is possible.

BYK-9076

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, adhesives, PVC plastisols, ambient curing resin systems, and for the production of color masterbatches for thermoplastics. Particularly recommended for carbon black pigments. Prevents separation and improves the fiber wetting in SMC/BMC formulations.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-9077

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, adhesives, PVC plastisols, ambient curing resin systems, SMC, pultrusion, and solvent-free UV printing inks. Production of color masterbatches for thermoplastics. Particularly recommended for basic carbon black pigments.


BYK-A 530

Silicone and polymer-containing defoamer/air release additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for plastic systems (ambient-curing and pultrusion applications), adhesives and sealants. Particularly recommended for epoxy resin systems.


BYK-DYNWET 800 N

Silicone-free substrate wetting agent for aqueous coatings, printing inks, adhesives, sealants, and glass fiber sizings. Low foam stabilization. Reduces the dynamic surface tension and is particularly suitable for high-speed machines.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

BYK-R 606

Solvent-free rheology additive for plastic applications such as vinylester and epoxy resins, unsaturated polyester resins, and gel coats to reinforce the rheological effectiveness of fumed silica. Facilitates silica incorporation, prevents separation, and increases/stabilizes thixotropic behavior.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-R 607

Rheology additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne systems to enhance the rheological properties in conjunction with hydrophilic fumed silica and clay additives.


BYK-SYNERGIST 2100

Pigment synergist for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems. Improves the effectiveness of polymeric wetting and dispersing additives when stabilizing phthalocyanine blue and green, organic violet pigments and carbon blacks.

BYK-SYNERGIST 2105

Pigment synergist for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems. Improves the effectiveness of polymeric wetting and dispersing additives when stabilizing organic yellow, orange and red pigments.


BYK-UV 3500

Crosslinking, silicone-containing surface additive for radiation-curable printing inks, coatings and adhesives with a considerable reduction in surface tension. Very good substrate wetting and tape release, increases the surface slip and improves leveling.

BYK-UV 3510

Silicone-containing surface additive for radiation-curable overprint varnishes, to improve leveling and substrate wetting.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

CERAFLOUR 929

Micronized, modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous coating systems for improving surface protection and for matting.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 950

Micronized wax based on modified HDPE for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and printing inks as well as powder coatings to improve the scratch resistance, soft-feel effect and matting. The additive is particularly suitable for radiation-curable formulations.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 981

Micronized PTFE for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems and powder coatings to improve the scratch resistance and surface slip.

CERAFLOUR 991

Micronized polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coating systems and powder coatings for improving surface properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 996

Micronized, PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coatings and powder coatings to improve surface properties.

CERAFLOUR 1000

Biodegradable, micronized polymer with wax-like properties based on renewable raw materials for aqueous, solvent-borne and solvent-free systems for matting and improving surface protection and haptics (soft feel effect). Good matting, especially also in radiation curable systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

DISPERBYK-108

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne coatings and printing inks as well as pigment concentrates. Solvent-free version of DISPERBYK-107.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-111

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and printing inks for stabilizing inorganic pigments, in particular titanium dioxide. Strong reduction of millbase viscosity.

DISPERBYK-168

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free radiation-curable coatings, printing inks and adhesives.

DISPERBYK-180

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne, solvent-free and aqueous coating systems, printing inks and adhesives for stabilizing inorganic pigments, in particular titanium dioxide.

DISPERBYK-190

VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coating systems, printing inks and adhesives. Standard additive for binder-free pigment concentrates. Suitable for all pigments.

DISPERBYK-192

VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coating systems, printing inks and liquid color masterbatches for thermoplastics and to manufacture pastes for unsaturated polyester resin systems or gel coats. Particularly suitable for producing stable effect pigment dispersions.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-193

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous printing inks. Particularly suitable for pigment concentrates containing acrylic resins.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-2008

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-free UV coatings and high-solid systems to improve matting using silica-based matting agents.

DISPERBYK-2013

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for 100 % UV systems and solvent-borne and water-borne UV systems for printing inks and coatings.

DISPERBYK-2096

VOC-free and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for architectural coatings to improve compatibility of universal pigment concentrates in non-polar systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-2117

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free pigment concentrates and printing inks (medium-polarity to polar). Main use is to disperse carbon blacks and phthalocyanine pigments.

DISPERBYK-2118

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free pigment concentrates and printing inks (medium-polarity to non-polar). Main use is to disperse carbon blacks and phthalocyanine pigments.

DISPERBYK-2155

VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems, floor coatings, and printing inks. Particularly recommended for the manufacture of pigment concentrates with broad compatibility. The 100 % active substance makes it particularly suitable for high-solid and solvent-free systems.

DISPERBYK-2205

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free liquid coatings, printing inks and inkjet inks to stabilize inorganic and organic pigments.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

HORDAMER PE 35

Modified primary polyethylene dispersion for improving the surface characteristics of aqueous printing inks and overprint varnishes.


TIXOGEL-EZ 100

Rheology additive in powder form based on an organophilic phyllosilicate for non-polar to medium-polarity systems to generate thixotropic flow behavior.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
TIXOGEL-VP

Rheology additive in powder form based on an organophilic phyllosilicate for non-polar to medium-polarity systems to generate thixotropic flow behavior.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.