Our Additives Good things come in small packages. It is a success story that starts with coatings. At the start of the 20th century the first BYK additives were already helping to produce luminous colors and ultimate gloss. Later we went on to protecting surfaces and improving plastics. Today, we support the most varied of sectors and applications with our additives. We consider it our duty to optimize our customers´ products and to simplify their processes (manufacture, application). Sometimes it takes the smallest of doses to provide products Our defoamers and air release agents prevent the build-up with properties that will have a profound effect on customers of foam and trapped air. Among others, they are used for or consumers. Often, it is precisely these properties that coatings, in adhesives, and in plastics. position the customer ahead of the competition. The fourth group includes additives which improve the Our additives provide users with a multitude of possibilities properties of surfaces. They are frequently used to make for optimizing their products and positioning themselves materials scratchproof or water-repellent. more favorably in their markets. Our substrate wetting agents ultimately reduce the surface tension, thereby improving the contact with liquids. Five functions, five groups We classify our additives into five groups, based on the Finding that correct blend functions that they fulfill. The nucleus of our product range Our additives optimize coatings and printing inks, as well is called AnTI-TERRA®. It forms the foundation for a whole as plastics, adhesives, sealants, and construction chemicals. series of additives which we refer to as wetting and dispersing Even paper can be improved by using additives. The individual additives. They serve to wet and stabilize solid particles in products from each of the five groups compliment each liquids. other, depending on the application. This makes them easy Rheological additives control the flow characteristics of diverse to combine with one another. materials. They can be used in resins or coating binders. Each day, BYK sends more than 1,000 samples off to customers around the world. 4 BYK. Competencies.
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