BYK Additives & Instruments

Wax Additives: Matting

Matting
Matting

Wax additives can have an influence on the surface gloss. The influence on the gloss depends on the particle size. If the particles are smaller than 1 µm, they will have no influence on the gloss. However, a particle size larger than 1 µm does influence the gloss and produces a matting effect.





BYK Additive Recommendations

Aqueous systems

RecommendationAQUAMAT 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

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.

CERAFLOUR 929

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

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.

Non-aqueous systems

RecommendationCERAFLOUR 913

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

CERAFLOUR 988

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

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.