BYK Additives & Instruments

Wesel, April 12, 2012

BYK Additives & Instruments reveals improvement potential in paper finish

Against a background of rising raw material prices and the associated pressure to keep costs down, the desire to optimize along paper production’s value-added chain has increased appreciably. This development can lead to instabilities in the combination of paper substrate and subsequent processes.

BYK’s additives control the interaction between substrate and paper surface and optimize wettability. This is a key parameter when it comes to influencing print sharpness and preventing divergences such as missing dots, mottling, etc.

With a new type of measuring system from BYK Additives & Instruments, the reactions of the paper surface can be identified and controlled better than ever during coating and printing. Thereby it provides stable action windows for further processing steps of papers. This reduces print disturbance, which can occur particularly with heavy paper and cardboard articles, and provides against complaints.

BYK Additives & Instruments will be presenting effective additives und measuring systems to trade visitors at drupa from May 3 to 16 in Hall 3, Booth C24.