BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Surface Cleaner

Your benefits when using BYK additives

  • Stable formulations without settling
  • Ideal for spray application
  • No sagging on vertical surfaces
  • Better cleaning performance

Scouring cream cleansers contain up to 50 % calcite as an abrasive additive to gently and mechanically remove persistent dirt in kitchens and bathrooms. During longer storage, the abrasive substances may settle and liquid will be deposited on the surface (syneresis). Adding layered silicates as a rheology additive effectively prevents settling and syneresis without excessively increasing viscosity. The stability of the scouring cream is significantly improved but the application properties are not adversely impacted.

BYK also has the right defoamer to prevent stabilization of incorporated air, and wetting and dispersing additives to finely disperse the calcite particles.

Scouring cream cleanser with 48 % calcite after 4 weeks’ storage

Additives for Surface Cleaner - Scouring cream cleanser with 48 % calcite after 4 weeks’ storage
Control
Additives for Surface Cleaner - Scouring cream cleanser with 48 % calcite after 4 weeks’ storage

No syneresis with 1 % OPIGEL-WX

Oven and grill cleaners are generally highly alkaline products in spray form. They contain anionic surfactants, alkalis and non volatile, water-miscible solvents. The cleaner should be easy applicable by spraying. It should then be able to stay as long as possible on vertical surfaces in a consistently
thick layer without sagging, to achieve long exposure times. Along with an excellent thickening effect, this requires easy sprayability, a good spray pattern, and good leveling with uniform coverage of the item being cleaned. This can be achieved using layered silicates from BYK. Polysaccharides
as rheology additives have a stronger thickening effect but offer inferior application properties.

The task for toilet bowl cleaners is very similar, except in this case these cleaners are generally highly acidic. Not a problem for layered silicates, which are effective over a pH range from 1 to 14.

Oven cleaner, sprayed on a vertical surface

Additives for Surface Cleaner - Oven cleaner, sprayed on a vertical surface, thickened with polysaccharide
Thickened with polysaccharide
Additives for Surface Cleaner - Oven cleaner, sprayed on a vertical surface, with 2 % LAPONITE-RD as a rheology additive

With 2 % LAPONITE-RD as a rheology additive