BYK Additives & Instruments

Rheology Additives: Increasing viscosity - Waterborne systems - Associative Thickeners



Associative thickeners from BYK are characterized by easy incorporation and high efficiency and can be used in a multitude of systems. They are made up of polymer structures that consist of water-soluble and hydrophobic substructures. While the water-soluble domains are responsible for compatibility in the various systems, the hydrophobic components interact with each other to form a three-dimensional network. This network is responsible for an increase in viscosity, particularly in the high shear range (high shear thickener).




BYK Additive Recommendations

RecommendationOPTIFLO-H 3300 VF

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a slightly pseudoplastic flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-H 6500 VF

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a highly pseudoplastic flow behavior

OPTIFLO-H 7500 VF

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems, especially for spray applications, to generate a highly pseudoplastic flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-L 1400

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a Newtonian flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-T 1000

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a Newtonian flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-TVS VF

VOC-free associative thickener (HEAT) for aqueous systems to generate a highly pseudoplastic flow behavior.