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 of with properties that will have a profound effect on customers foam and trapped air. Among others, they are used for coatings, or consumers. Often, it is precisely these properties that position in adhesives, and in plastics. 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 more materials scratchproof or water-repellent. 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 functions Finding that correct blend that they fulfill. The nucleus of our product range is called AnTI- Our additives optimize coatings and printing inks, as well as TERRA®. It forms the foundation for a whole series of additives plastics, adhesives, sealants, and construction chemicals. Even which we refer to as wetting and dispersing additives. They paper can be improved by using additives. The individual serve to wet and stabilize solid particles in liquids. products from each of the five groups compliment each other, Rheological additives control the flow characteristics of diverse depending on the application. This makes them easy to combine materials. They can be used in resins or coating binders. with one another. Each day, BYK sends more than 1,000 samples off to customers around the world. 4 BYK. Competencies.
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