BYK Additives & Instruments

Rheology Additives: Increasing viscosity - 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

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

TIXOGEL-MP 100

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

TIXOGEL-MP 250

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

TIXOGEL-MPZ

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

TIXOGEL-VP

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

TIXOGEL-VZ

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