Wax additives have many areas of application. They can be used, for example, to control the processability of products or to improve the properties of surfaces. Waxes can be of a natural, semisynthetic or synthetic origin. In these three groups of origin we can see that each wax basis has its own range of properties. The fundamental properties are derived from the chemical basis, the melting point and the polarity of a wax. Modifications and the subsequent manufacturing methods also influence the end properties. BYK sells wax additives in various preparations, like water-borne emulsions and dispersions, solvent-borne dispersions and micronized waxes.