Coatings additives and plastics additives

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 513

HDPE-based VOC-free wax emulsion for improving the surface protection in aqueous coatings and printing inks as well as in aqueous care products and polishes.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 527

Wax emulsion on the basis of a modified EVA copolymer for aqueous floor polishes to improve anti-slip properties.

AQUACER 531

Wax emulsion on modified PE basis to improve surface properties of aqueous coatings and printing inks. Anti-caking additive for thermoplastics and hot-melt adhesives.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 533

Wax emulsion on the basis of modified paraffin for aqueous systems to improve surface slip, anti-blocking, and water-resistance.

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 552

HDPE-based wax emulsion for improved scratch resistance in aqueous coatings and printing inks.

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. 

AQUAMAT 263

Matting wax dispersion based on oxidized HDPE for aqueous coatings, printing inks and overprint coatings to improve surface properties.

AQUAMAT 272

Matting wax dispersion based on modified PE for aqueous coatings, as well as printing inks and overprint varnishes for improved surface protection.


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-023

VOC-free silicone defoamer on the basis of an emulsion for aqueous emulsion paints, printing inks, adhesives, and paper coatings. Preferred incorporation into let-down. Easier to incorporate than BYK-022.

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-302

Silicone surface additive for solvent-free, solvent-borne, and aqueous coating systems and printing inks with medium reduction of surface tension and medium increase of slip.

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-331

Silicone surface additive for solvent-borne, solvent-free, and aqueous coatings and printing inks with a medium reduction of surface tension and a medium increase of slip.

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-345

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, printing inks and overprint varnishes with strong reduction in surface tension resulting in significantly improved substrate wetting. No increase in surface slip. Solvent-free version of BYK-346.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-346

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, printing inks and overprint varnishes with strong reduction in surface tension resulting in significantly improved substrate wetting. No increase in surface slip. Solution of BYK-345.

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-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-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-1650

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous coating systems, printing inks, and overprint varnishes. Compatible defoamer that can be easily incorporated.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1798

Silicone-based defoamer for aqueous and radiation-curing systems.

BYK-3455

Fluorine-free substrate wetting and leveling additive for aqueous systems and UV coatings with a strong reduction of the dynamic and static surface tension and an improvement of leveling properties. The additive has a low foaming tendency and no influence on surface slip. Especially suited for modern systems without cosolvent.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

BYK-D 420

Liquid rheology additive for aqueous and water-reducible systems to improve anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. Increases thixotropy. The additive is particularly suitable for the production of aqueous pigment pastes. Contains DMSO as solvent. This product is also available with NMP as solvent (BYK-420) or NEP (BYK-E 420).

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

BYK-DYNWET 800

Silicone-free substrate wetting agent for aqueous coatings and printing inks as well as adhesives and sealants. Marginally stabilizes foam. Reduces the dynamic surface tension and is particularly suitable for high-speed machines.


CARBOBYK-9810

Highly filled, water-borne carbon nanotube dispersion for enhancing mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, and antistatic behaviour. The additive is not available in the North American market.


CERAFLOUR 920

Micronized organic polymer for solvent-borne and aqueous coatings and printing inks for matting. In UV-curable powder coatings it improves surface hardness and has a matting effect.


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-182

Wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous and solvent-borne coating systems and printing inks. For all-purpose pigment concentrates of non-polar through to aqueous systems.

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-2012

Wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coatings and printing inks. Particularly suited for grinds that contain binders (emulsions and water-reducible resins) as well as for binder-free pigment concentrates.

DISPERBYK-2015

VOC- and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coatings, printing inks and adhesives. For binder-free pigment concentrates.