September 4, 2013
BYK additives create lasting bonds
BYK Additives & Instruments will be presenting its latest additive developments from its worldwide BYK laboratories this year at the K trade fair, which will be held from 16 to 23 of October in Düsseldorf. Applications for plastics modifiers of the SCONA® brand are this year’s main focus at BYK.
Special product group highlights will be presented at the BYK exhibition booth E 17 in Hall 5:
- New additives for improving scratch resistance in polypropylene compounds
- Modifiers for wood plastic composites (WPCs), glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene (PP) and polyamide (PA) compounds
- Modifiers for improving the adhesion of TPE-S overmolding compounds on hard substrates
- Wetting and dispersing additives for masterbatch production
- Process additives for highly filled compounds
- Additives for PVC plastisols
- Additives for glass-fiber reinforced plastics
Parallel to the K, BYK is launching a new advertising campaign for additives used in the plastics sector. With fresh texts and images of interpersonal relations, BYK spells out the significance that the right additive can have for both hard and flexible plastic compounds alike. Thus BYK additives optimize, for example, the processing of fiber reinforced plastics, improve the mechanical and aesthetic properties of the system, and ensure stable incorporation of the material fibers in the plastic.
About BYK Additives & Instruments:
BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the additives and measuring instruments sector. Approximately 87% of sales are generated by foreign countries. The major export markets are Europe, the United States, and the Far East.
Additives are chemical substances which, even in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized through the use of additives.
The coatings, printing inks, and plastics industries are some of the main areas of application for BYK additives. And BYK additives also serve to improve product properties and production processes in paper surface finishing, or the production of adhesives and sealants, and in construction chemistry. In 2009, BYK extended its portfolio to include raw materials for the production of mold release agents for aluminum die casting.
BYK testing and measuring instruments can quantify the quality of color and gloss, and the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products. Instruments from BYK are predominantly used for quality control.
BYK Additives & Instruments is a member of ALTANA, Wesel. ALTANA develops and produces high-quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals.
BYK Additives & Instruments employs around 1,450 people worldwide, 25% of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.