BYK Additives & Instruments

Wesel, October 9, 2015

Process optimization with BYK additives

At Chinacoat, the largest and most important trade fair for the coatings sector in the Asian region, BYK Additives & Instruments, a leading manufacturer of additives and measuring instruments for the coatings and printing inks industries, will be represented with an exhibition booth covering about 180 m².

Flagging up the motto “Obviously optimized”, the company will be presenting its wide range of additive products for optimizing coatings and printing inks from 18 to 20 November 2015 in Shanghai. This presentation will be focusing on four central themes:

  • Conserving resources
  • Achieving cost savings
  • Enhancing product quality
  • Sustainably optimizing processes

Booth C05-14 in Hall E4 will be concentrating on products like the high-molecular-weight wetting and dispersing additive DISPERBYK-2055, ideal for an especially wide range of applications, and BYK-1640, an easy-to-use polymer defoamer free of mineral oil, emissions, odors, and silicone. Both BYK additives not only exhibit outstanding product properties, but also offer an excellent price-performance ratio.
BYK will also be represented by Dr. Michael Bessel, Head of laboratory wetting & dispersing additives, who will be hosting a presentation on new functional additives with branched structures at the Chinacoat Conference taking place in the run-up to the trade fair on November 16 and 17, 2015. It concerns the development of a highly effective surface additive that increases enormously the recoatability of a coating layer on the basis of branched polymer structures.


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 oil production, the manufacture of care products, paper surface finishing, the manufacture of adhesives and sealants, or 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 and Denekamp (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville (USA) and Tongling (China).