Wesel/Shanghai, October 18, 2017

BYK presents the industry’s broadest additive portfolio for water-based applications at Chinacoat 2017

Wesel/Shanghai, October 18, 2017 – Chinacoat is evolving rapidly as a leading venue for the Asian coatings industry, and it takes place again in Shanghai, China from 15-17 November this year.

As the global leader in additives for water-based applications, BYK has accompanied this growth right from the start and is showcasing its numerous innovations and trusted products at Stand B05-12 in Hall W1. The focus is on differentiated water-based additive solutions that BYK is using to satisfy the needs of the Chinese market.

Environmentally friendly systems are therefore becoming increasingly important worldwide. As a result, BYK has launched two new wetting and dispersing additives for aqueous systems this year, namely DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081. Both additives offer optimal dispersion and stabilisation of pigments and fillers, without impacting the water, corrosion and stain resistance of the coating system. In this way, modern, solvent-free additives emphasise the current trend for environmentally friendly problem solving while also offering extraordinary performance, especially in wood, furniture and protective coatings.

Optimal rheology allows for perfect processing and application. The two new associative thickeners for the water-based additive range, OPTIFLO-T 1010 and OPTIFLO-H 7625 VF, provide the coating system with a bespoke rheology profile in the respective coating application range. While OPTIFLO-H 7625 VF dramatically increases viscosity in the low shear range and generates highly pseudoplastic flow behaviour, OPTIFLO-T 1010 offers a near-Newtonian rheology profile with increased viscosity in the high shear range, and also delivers on the environmentally-friendly front. Both liquid products are free of VOC, APEO and tin.

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About BYK Additives & Instruments:

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.

The coatings, inks, and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with the production of oil and gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes. Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss, and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic, and paper products and are an important part of quality control.

As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Rochester Hills, Earth City (USA) and Tongling (China).

Today the company employs around 2,100 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.