BYK Additives & Instruments

Rheology Additives: Improving storage stability - Solvent-borne/ solvent-free systems - Phyllosilicates



The rheological profile of systems can be improved with phyllosilicates. Phyllosilicates are added during the production and they are fully effective if they are dispersed using sufficient shear forces. In doing so, the phyllosilicate platelets separate and interact across the edges, resulting in the desired rheological behavior. Depending on the application area, the phyllosilicates and some of their properties can be modified. Phyllosilicates can be used both in aqueous as well as in solvent-borne or solvent-free systems.




BYK Additive Recommendations

RecommendationCLAYTONE-40

Organophilic bentonite  for aliphatic solvent-borne systems.
CLAYTONE-40 is a conventional organoclay requiring a polar activator. 

CLAYTONE-AF

Organophilic bentonite  for aliphatic solvent-borne systems.
CLAYTONE-AF is self-activating and easy to disperse. 

CLAYTONE-APA

Organophilic bentonite  for aromatic solvent-borne systems.
CLAYTONE-APA is self-activating and easy to disperse.

CLAYTONE-HT

Organophilic bentonite  for aliphatic to aromatic solvent-borne systems.
CLAYTONE-HT is a conventional organoclay requiring a polar activator.

CLAYTONE-HY

Organophilic bentonite for aliphatic to aromatic solvent-borne systems.
CLAYTONE-HY is self-activating and easy to disperse.

TIXOGEL-MP

Maximum performance organophilic bentonite for aliphatic solvent-borne systems. TIXOGEL-MP is a conventional organoclay requiring a polar activator.

TIXOGEL-MP 100

Maximum performance organophilic bentonite for aliphatic solvent-borne systems. TIXOGEL-MP 100 is self-activating and easy to disperse.

TIXOGEL-MP 250

Maximum performance organophilic bentonite for aromatic solvent-borne systems. TIXOGEL-MP 250 is self-activating and easy to disperse.

TIXOGEL-MPZ

Maximum performance organophilic bentonite for aromatic solvent-borne systems. TIXOGEL-MPZ is a conventional organoclay requiring a polar activator.

TIXOGEL-VP

Organophilic bentonite for aliphatic solvent-borne systems. TIXOGEL-VP is a conventional organoclay requiring a polar activator.

TIXOGEL-VZ

Organophilic bentonite  for aromatic solvent-borne systems. TIXOGEL-VZ is a conventional organoclay requiring a polar activator.