Wesel, March 13, 2017
There’s no compromising the coating system with BYK additives
The times when a decorative coating for interior or exterior use in the architectural sector was simply paint without any function are long since gone. Likewise, the regulatory demands on coating producers increase significantly from year to year.
BYK, one of the world's leading suppliers of tailor-made additives for the paint and coatings industry, has been working for many years on steadily enhancing the functionality and look of architectural coatings that combine both optimum performance and environmental friendliness.
New product developments that BYK will be presenting for the first time during the European Coatings Show (April 4 - 6 in Nuremberg) at Booth 314b in Hall 4A satisfy these requirements.
DISPERBYK-2062 is a VOC- and APEO-free wetting and dispersing additive for the manufacture of universal pigment concentrates. It augments the existing BYK portfolio in terms of improving the compatibility of inorganic pigment concentrates in both solvent-borne and aqueous systems, and satisfies all the regulations and quality labels in the architectural coatings sector.
Another focus of the development work has centered on the systematic expansion of the product portfolio for rheology additives. As a result, BYK is presenting both a new high-shear and a new low-shear thickener, which are impressive not only due to their absence of APEO, VOCs, S-VOCs, tin and propylene glycol, but also due to their extreme effectiveness.
OPTIFLO-T 1010 is a high-performance liquid rheology additive for aqueous systems. Due to its specific impact in the high-shear range, this additive provides a clear improvement in syneresis, spatter resistance and brushability.
Additionally, a newly developed low-shear thickener will be introduced at ECS. This additive specifically creates pseudoplastic flow behavior, which impacts positively on the anti-sagging properties and the storage stability in aqueous coating systems.
The additives are practically suitable for any application, provide a high degree of effectiveness and reduce the complexity of the coating system.
You can find more information about the latest product developments and flanking lectures at the ECS here: www.byk.com/ecs2017.
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 exploration technology oil/gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and 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, Bensheim and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, St. Louis and Rochester Hills (USA) as well as in Tongling (China). Today the company employs around 2,100 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.
This press release is also available on the Internet at www.byk.com/press.