Ambient curing resin systems generally include systems on the basis of UP/VE, epoxy, polyurethane or dissolved acrylate resins. The applications range from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP, CFRP), mold construction, roof coating / floor covering, electrical insulation systems or polymer concrete to solid surface applications such as kitchen countertops. All applications require the best possible processability and system stability.
BYK additives can improve nearly all aspects of the system. Rheology and air release additives, for example, are capable of improving processing, while wetting and dispersing additives affect the storage stability, e.g. sedimentation. Coupling agents improve the mechanical resilience of the finished components, and styrene emission reducers decrease workplace pollution if UP systems are used. Surface-active additives optimize substrate wetting and leveling of the systems.
Silicone defoamer for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, and ambient curing plastic systems on the basis of epoxy resin and polyurethane. Standard silicone defoamer for all solvent-borne systems. Good balance between effectiveness and compatibility.BYK-067 A
Silicone defoamer for solvent-free and solvent-borne printing inks and overprint varnishes as well as adhesives, sealants, and ambient curing plastic systems. Solvent-free version of BYK-066 N. Odorless.BYK-070
Defoamer/air release agent based on silicones and polymers for adhesives and sealants as well as ambient curing acrylic systems.BYK-088
Defoamer based on silicones and polymers for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, ambient curing plastic systems as well as adhesives and sealants. Aromatic-free.BYK-141
Silicone defoamer for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems as well as ambient curing plastic systems on polyurethane basis.BYK-220 S
Wetting and dispersing additive for ambient-curing plastic systems and solvent-borne coatings to achieve pigment stabilization and to reduce flooding/floating. Contains silicone.BYK-306
Silicone-containing surface additive for ambient-curing plastic systems and solvent-borne coating systems with a strong reduction of surface tension. Excellent substrate wetting, prevents cratering and increases surface slip.BYK-310
Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne coating systems, printing inks, adhesive systems and ambient-curing plastic systems with a strong reduction in the surface tension. Thermostable up to 210 °C.BYK-320
Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne coating systems with a slight reduction of surface tension and slight increase of surface slip. Good leveling with defoaming properties; also recommended for ambient curing plastic systems.BYK-330
Silicone-containing surface additive with a strong reduction of surface tension of ambient-curing plastic systems. Improves substrate wetting and prevents surface defects.BYK-358 N
Surface additive on polyacrylate-basis for solvent-borne coating systems and printing inks. Standard leveling additive. No turbidity in clear coats and no haze in pigmented systems.BYK-361 N
Polyacrylate-based surface additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for UV-reactive printing inks and overprint varnishes as well as powder coatings. Improves leveling and prevents craters. Also suitable for ambient curing plastic systems. Solvent-free version of BYK-358 N.BYK-370
Silicone-containing surface additive, polyester-modified, for solvent-borne coating systems and UP gel coats. OH-functional. Strongly reduces surface tension.BYK-378
Solvent-free silicone surface additive for water-borne, solvent-borne, and solvent-free systems that increases surface slip and significantly reduces the surface tension at low doses. Low foam stabilization.BYK-9076
Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, adhesives, PVC plastisols, ambient curing resin systems, and for the production of color masterbatches for thermoplastics. Particularly recommended for carbon black pigments. Prevents separation and improves the fiber wetting in SMC/BMC formulations.BYK-9077
Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, adhesives, PVC plastisols, ambient curing resin systems, SMC, pultrusion, and solvent-free UV printing inks. Production of color masterbatches for thermoplastics. Particularly recommended for basic carbon black pigments.
Silicone-free air release additive for unsaturated polyester resins as well as polyurethane and epoxy systems; particularly recommended for transparent systems. Also suitable for epoxy floorings.BYK-A 501
Silicone-free air release additive for unsaturated polyester resins and particularly for polyurethane and epoxy systems.BYK-A 515
Silicone-free polymer-based air release agent for solvent-borne and solvent-free epoxy, UP/VE and PUR systems and adhesives. Improves the fiber wetting and is particularly used in vinyl ester resins, highly thixotropic gel coats and acrylate resins (syrups).BYK-A 525
Defoamer/air release agent for potting compounds, sealants and adhesives (polyurethane and epoxy). Contains silicone.BYK-A 530
Silicone and polymer-containing defoamer/air release additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for plastic systems (ambient-curing and pultrusion applications), adhesives and sealants. Particularly recommended for epoxy resin systems.BYK-A 535
Silicone-free air release additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free epoxy and polyurethane systems.BYK-A 550
Silicone-free air-release additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne UP systems and adhesives. Excellent air release qualities with a minor tendency for turbidity in unsaturated polyester resins. Particularly suitable for transparent systems.BYK-A 555
Silicone-free polymer-based air release additive for unsaturated polyester resins. Suitable for all types of unsaturated polyester resins and processing methods. In particular, also suitable for pultrusion applications with acrylic, unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins.BYK-A 560
Silicone-free polymer-based air release additive for solvent-free unsaturated polyester systems, gel coats and cast resins. It is recommended for all glass fiber reinforced, unsaturated polyester applications. It is also recommended for pultrusion applications with acrylic, unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins.
Reactive, polymeric coupling agent (adhesion promoter) to improve mechanical properties in radical curing systems. Plastic applications are polymer concrete and solid surfaces; preferably in quartz- and granite-filled resins. In solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, the additive acts as an adhesion promoter on metal and glass.BYK-C 8001
Polymeric coupling agent for increasing the mechanical strength of epoxy resin systems.BYK-C 8002
Reactive, polymeric coupling agent to improve mechanical properties in ATH-filled acrylate systems. It also improves the anti-settling properties.
Controlled flocculating wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free adhesives as well as ambient-curing resin systems to stabilize fillers. Solvent-free version
of BYK-P 104.
Processing additive/compatibilizer for hydrocarbon or HFC-blown polyurethane rigid foams and flexible foams based on polyol blends. In rigid foams, the additive supports faster emulsion
formation between the blowing agent and polyol; in flexible foams, it improves the compatibility between the polyols.
Processing additive/compatibilizer for polyurethane systems to prevent phase separation of polyol blends in storage tanks. Using this twin amphiphilic polymeric emulsifier saves a work step at the construction site. It increases process reliability and reduces application time on site.BYK-P 9909
Processing additive for polyurethane systems to prevent phase separation of polyol blends in storage tanks. The additive saves one handling step at construction site. Process safety is increased and application time on-site is reduced.BYK-P 9912
Processing additive with internal release properties for unfilled, filled and fiber-reinforced polyurethane systems.BYK-P 9915
Viscosity depressant for polyurethane foam applications. Improves the flow properties of the reactive blend and the homogenization of high-viscosity polyol blends with low-viscosity isocyanates. Due to its OH functionality it can be incorporated into the system.BYK-P 9928
Processing additive for vinylester systems to prevent foam bubbles during the curing reaction. Enables curing with standard MEKP, without influencing the curing or the corrosion resistance.
Leveling additive and air release agent for gel coats that are based on unsaturated polyesters, epoxides, and polyurethanes. The additive is preferably used in combination with air release agents such as BYK-A 555.BYK-S 740
Styrene emission reducer for unsaturated polyester resins. Reduces monostyrene emission in ortophthalic acid resins up to 90%. BYK-S 740 does not affect interlaminar adhesion of polyester resin laminates.BYK-S 750 N
Styrene emission reducer for DCPD and unsaturated polyester resins containing DCPD. Due to its high solubility, BYK-S 750 N does not form a surface film and interlaminar adhesion is not affected.BYK-S 781
Additive for the prevention of tackiness in resins containing DCPD. BYK-S 781 features optimal film formation and thus prevents the oxygen inhibition on the resin surface. Also suitable for ortophthalic and isophthalic acid resins.BYK-S 782
Additive for the prevention of tackiness in ortophthalic and isophthalic acid resins. BYK-S 782 features optimal film formation and thus prevents the atmospheric oxygen inhibition on the resin surface. Also suitable for resins containing DCPD and for higher temperatures.
Wetting and dispersing additive to reduce the viscosity in highly filled UP casting resin systems.BYK-W 940
Wetting and dispersing additive for mineral fillers in unsaturated resin systems and adhesives. The additive prevents the flooding/floating and settling of pigments and fillers in epoxy and VE/UP-based laminates. Reduction in the flooding/floating of colored pigments in gel coats.BYK-W 966
Wetting and dispersing additive for filled unsaturated polyester resins as well as acrylic, PU and epoxy resins to reduce viscosity and prevent settling. For fiber reinforced spray-up and hand lay-up resins, adhesives and cobalt-accelerated putty compounds. Aromatic-free solution of ANTI-TERRA-U 100.BYK-W 969
Wetting and dispersing additive for amide accelerated UP, EP, PUR systems and adhesives to reduce viscosity in mineral-filled systems. Embedded into the polymer matrix due to their OH functionality. Prolonged gelling time in cobalt-accelerated UP resins.BYK-W 980
Wetting and dispersing additive to reduce viscosity and prevent fi llers from settling in ambient curing resin systems and adhesives as well as for polyester molding compounds, wet mat molding and pultrusion applicationsBYK-W 985
Wetting and dispersing additive for ambient-curing resin systems and adhesives to reduce the viscosity in mineral-filled systems.BYK-W 996
Wetting and dispersing additive for filled, unsaturated polyester systems and epoxy systems.BYK-W 9010
Wetting and dispersing additive for filled, unsaturated polyester systems and epoxy systems.
Wetting and dispersing additive to produce pigment concentrates for unsaturated polyester resin systems and gel coats.DISPERBYK-192
VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coating systems, printing inks and liquid color masterbatches for thermoplastics and to manufacture pastes for unsaturated polyester resin systems or gel coats. Particularly suitable for producing stable effect pigment dispersions.DISPERBYK-2163
Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne coatings and pigment concentrates. Cost-effective alternative to DISPERBYK-163.
Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for PVC and thermoplastics applications to improve the dispersion and reduce the viscosity of filled and pigmented systems, e.g. in wallpapers, flooring, and artificial leather.
Powdered rheology additive for polar solvent-borne and solvent-free systems to increase the storage stability and sag resistance.
Liquid rheology additive to generate highly thixotropic flow behavior for medium-polarity solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.RHEOBYK-R 605
Liquid rheology additive for plastic applications such as vinyl ester and epoxy resins, unsaturated polyester resins, and gel coats to reinforce the rheological effectiveness of pyrogenic silica.
Incorporation of the fumed silica is made easier, separation is prevented, and the thixotropic behavior increased or stabilized.RHEOBYK-R 607
Rheology additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne systems to enhance the rheological properties in conjunction with hydrophilic fumed silica and clay additives.
Medium-volatile to highly volatile viscosity depressant for PVC plastisols. The additive is particularly recommended for unfilled and low filled systems.