BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Printing Inks: Aqueous

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-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-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-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-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-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. 

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 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-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-2013

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


HORDAMER PE 35

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