BYK Additives & Instruments

Wax Additives



Wax additives have many areas of application. They can be used, for example, to control the processability of products or to improve the properties of surfaces.


Waxes can be of a natural, semisynthetic or synthetic origin. In these three groups of origin we can see that each wax basis has its own range of properties.

 


Provenience of waxes
Provenience of waxes



The fundamental properties are derived from the chemical basis, the melting point and the polarity of a wax. Modifications and the subsequent manufacturing methods also influence the end properties.

 

BYK sells wax additives in various preparations: 

  • Water-borne emulsions and dispersions
  • Solvent-borne dispersions
  • Micronized waxes

 

 

Properties of wax additives
Properties of wax additives
BYK Additive Recommendations
AQUACER 494

Aqueous paraffin wax emulsion for care products and polishes

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 501

HDPE-based wax emulsion for aqueous systems to improve surface protection.

AQUACER 506

Emulsion based on a HD polyethylene wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products and polishes.

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 519

Emulsion based on a HD polyethylene wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products and polishes.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 526

Emulsion based on an EVA copolymer wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous effect coating systems.

AQUACER 528

Emulsion based on an ethylene-acrylic acid-copolymer wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products. Strong anti-slip effect and good foot traffic 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 541

Aqueous emulsion of a montan ester wax for care products and polishes as well as for aqueous coating systems and leather coatings.

AQUACER 561

Beeswax-based wax emulsion to improve surface protection in aqueous care products and coating systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 565

Aqueous carnauba wax emulsion for improving the surface characteristics of care products, polishes, and leather coatings.

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. 
AQUACER 597

Cationic wax emulsion based on a modified polypropylene wax for formulating release agents for metal die casting.

AQUACER 1021

Emulsion based on an EVA-copolymer wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products. Especially recommended for use with high-speed polishing machines.

AQUACER 1031

Emulsion based on a polyethylene wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products. Anti-slip effect and good foot traffic resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 1040

Primary polyethylene dispersion for formulating release agents for metal die casting.

AQUACER 1041

Cationic wax emulsion based on a modified polypropylene wax for formulating release agents for metal die casting.

AQUACER 1547

Anionic wax emulsion on the basis of oxidized HDPE for aqueous can and paper coatings to improve scratch resistance in coatings and barrier properties of paper surfaces.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 2650

Wax emulsion on the basis of carnauba wax for aqueous thermal transfer systems, ink ribbons, and hot-stamping foils.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 3500

Cationic wax emulsion based on a modified polypropylene wax for formulating release agents for metal die casting.


AQUAMAT 208

VOC-free, matting wax dispersion based on oxidized HDPE for aqueous coatings to improve surface properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUAMAT 272

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

AQUAMAT 1400

Aqueous wax dispersion on modified HDPE basis for matting aqueous floor polishes


AQUATIX 8421

Rheology-modifying wax emulsion based on a modified EVA copolymer wax to improve the effect pigment orientation in aqueous coatings.


CERACOL 607

Wax dispersion based on a PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne can coatings and coil coatings. Increases surface hardness and surface slip.

CERACOL 609 N

Dispersion of wax-modified lanolin for solvent-borne can coatings. Increases scratch resistance and surface slip without influencing flexibility.


CERAFAK 100

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EVA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container.

CERAFAK 103

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EAA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems, especially for automotive coatings. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container.

CERAFAK 106

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EVA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems, especially for automotive coatings. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container.

CERAFAK 110

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EVA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems, especially for automotive coating. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container. Aromatic-free variant of CERAFAK 106.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFAK 111

Aromatic-free, PE-based wax dispersion for solvent-borne effect coating systems. Improves the orientation of the effect pigments.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFAK 117

Wax dispersion to improve the water repellency of solvent-borne coating systems

CERAFAK 127 N

Dispersion of a Fischer Tropsch wax for solvent-borne coil coatings and architectural coatings to improve surface characteristics.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFAK 140 N

Dispersion of a carnauba wax for solvent-borne can coatings, to improve the surface slip and the scratch resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

CERAFLOUR 913

Micronized polypropylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve very fine surface textures. Provides a soft feel effect and matting properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 914

Micronized polypropylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve fine surface textures.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 915

Micronized polypropylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve medium surface textures.

CERAFLOUR 916

Micronized, modified HDPE wax/polymer mixture for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve medium to coarse surface textures.

CERAFLOUR 917

Temperature stable wax additive with excellent shear stability for solvent-borne and aqueous coating systems.

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.

CERAFLOUR 925

Finely micronized wax additive for aqueous and solvent-borne systems for increasing slip with simultaneous improvement of scratch resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 929

Micronized, modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous coating systems for improving surface protection and for matting.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 965

Micronized PTFE for powder coatings. Creates fine-textured, scratch-resistant and matt surfaces.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 967

Synthetic polymer for powder coatings to obtain coarse-textured surfaces. In conjunction with metal pigments, uniform hammertone and antique surfaces can be achieved.

CERAFLOUR 968

Micronized, PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for powder coatings. Creates fine-textured, scratch-resistant and satin-gloss surfaces.

CERAFLOUR 969

Micronized, PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for powder coatings. Creates fine-textured, scratch-resistant and matt surfaces.

CERAFLOUR 970

Micronized polypropylene-based wax for solvent-borne coating systems and powder coatings to improve anti-slip properties and for matting.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 981

Micronized PTFE for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems and powder coatings to improve the scratch resistance and surface slip.

CERAFLOUR 988

Micronized, amide-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems to improve the surface properties.

CERAFLOUR 996

Micronized, PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coatings and powder coatings to improve surface properties.

CERAFLOUR 1000

Biodegradable, micronized polymer with wax-like properties based on renewable raw materials for aqueous, solvent-borne and solvent-free systems for matting and improving surface protection and haptics (soft feel effect). Good matting, especially also in radiation curable systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

CERAMAT 250

Aromatic-free wax dispersion based on a polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coatings to improve surface protection. It has a soft-feel effect, matting effect and reduces settling.

CERAMAT 258

Wax dispersion based on an oxidized HDPE wax for solvent-borne coatings to improve the scratch resistance, for matting and to generate a soft-feel effect.


CERATIX 8461

Wax dispersion based on an EVA copolymer for solvent-borne effect coating systems to improve the orientation of effect pigments. It reduces settling of the effect pigments in the circulation pipe and in the container.

CERATIX 8463

Wax dispersion based on a blend of EVA and EAS copolymer waxes for solvent-borne effect coating systems to improve the orientation of effect pigments. It reduces settling of the effect pigments in the circulation pipe and in the container.

CERATIX 8466

Aromatic-free wax dispersion based on an EVA copolymer for solvent-borne effect coating systems to improve the orientation of effect pigments. It reduces settling of the effect pigments in the circulation pipe and in the container.


HORDAMER PE 02

Primary polyethylene dispersion to formulate release agents for metal die casting. Improves surface protection in aqueous care products and adhesive strength in emulsion adhesives. Anti-caking additive for thermoplastics and hot-melt adhesives.

HORDAMER PE 03

Primary polyethylene dispersion for formulating release agents for metal die casting.

HORDAMER PE 34

Modified primary polyethylene dispersion for formulating release agents for metal die casting.