BYK Additives & Instruments
  • BYK at
    American Coatings Show 2018

  • BYK at
    American Coatings Show 2018

  • BYK at
    American Coatings Show 2018

  • BYK at
    American Coatings Show 2018

Pioneering solutions

Additives from BYK offer a diverse range of cross-sector possibilities for industrial applications. You can see the results of our specialty chemicals both in premium technology products such as tablet displays, wind power plants or high-tech cars as well as in everyday items such as parquet flooring, washing machines or wall paints – they are everywhere.

As one of the world’s leading companies in innovative additive technology, BYK is your partner, working together to develop the best technical solution.

Have a chat with us – from April 10 to 12 – at the American Coatings Show in Indianapolis, Booth 2031!

Across the world, increasing numbers of floors are being finished with liquidpolymer coatings. They used to only be seen in warehouses and productionsites, but now you’ll come across them in shopping centers, schools, and hospitals. These coatings are now also available to end clients, whether they be for decorative purposes in bathrooms or to roll over the old screed in the garage. Epoxy systems have the largest share in floor coatings.
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Excellent optical appearence and good substrate protection are major requirements. BYK offers the right additives for solvent-borne and aqueous primer surfacers, one-coat topcoats and basecoat / clearcoat systems. Defect-free surfaces with good leveling can be achieved as well as excellent defoaming and pigment stabilization (incl. effect pigments).
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Construction materials have a long tradition – yet today's demands for innovative, long-lasting construction chemical products and optimized processes on construction sites have instigated the development of new materials and technologies. BYK's decades of experience in the additive sector enable it to offer efficient solutions for the challenges of modern construction. Brochure

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High surface smoothness, very good scratch and abrasion resistance, absence of bubbles, good substrate adhesion and very good leveling are decisive characteristics for can coatings. BYK offers food contact-approved additives which can be used in solvent-based, aqueous and radiation-cured can coating systems.
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The high line speeds of industrial band coating operations and the subsequent extreme deformation of the coated sheets demand coatings with very good color stability. They must also be free offoam, provide excellent leveling, adhere well and have surface characteristics such as smoothness, scratch and abrasion resistance, and also enhanced ease of cleaning. With BYK additives,these properties can be achieved in all coil coating application areas.
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Easy to clean, scratch-resistant, UV-resistant: BYK additives for wood and furniture coatings are of premium quality. Excellent surfaces with good leveling properties, no faults caused by craters or air bubbles, scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean surfaces – those are the basic requirements for wood coatings.
Pigment stabilization is an additional benefit in pigmented systems.

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Heavy duty coatings – the toughest industrial coatings require robust support. BYK additives boost the performance of all anti-corrosion coatings by improving specific aspects of their functionality. They are also highly practical and suitable for a wide range of applications because, depending on your requirements, they can increase color brilliance, vary a coating’s hardness or elasticity, or generally improve protective properties of the coating.

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Improvement of leveling and prevention of craters are the most important requirements in powder coatings. BYK Additives can also enhance degassing and pigment wetting.
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The ultimate stress test for any coating is dealing with the hard daily reality of agriculture. For the stressed surfaces, even the smallest quantities of BYK additives provide maximum yield.
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Standardized quality control

  • Standardized quality control

BYK-Gardner QC solutions for color and appearance control provide objective and reliable measurement data. Whether you need to control gloss, solid color or effect colors, innovative technologies guarantee excellent technical performance and visual correlation. “smart-chart” data analysis software supports you to set up a global QC management system with standardized QC procedure, tolerances and reports. Facts and figures instead of feelings!