03.03.2020 - BYK-1709, BYK-3751, BYK-3753, BYK-3763, and BYK-3780

BYK-1709, BYK-3751, BYK-3753, BYK-3763, and  BYK-3780 – Silicone additives with a significantly reduced content of cyclic siloxanes

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added the cyclic siloxanes D4, D5 and D6 to the EU REACH candidates list for “Substances of Very High Concern” (SVHC). BYK is obliged to show this information on the EU safety data sheet (section 15) if at least one of these substances is present in a BYK additive in a quantity of 0.1 % or greater. It means that when the affected additives are used in coatings, plastics, printing inks or adhesives, and in the various end applications, increased demands on the protection of health and safety can be required. To keep the use of the silicone additives in question as simple and uncomplicated as possible, BYK has purified well-known standard additives and is now offering versions of these products with a low cyclic siloxanes content. They are SVHC label-free and can be dosed and applied in the same way as the standard versions, hence there is no need to change the formulation.

Please see as well the products BYK-1707, BYK-3750, BYK-3752, BYK-3754, BYK-3761, BYK-3762, BYK-3764, BYK-3770, and BYK-3771 that were launched in August 2019.

21.01.2020 - CLAYTONE-MPZ

CLAYTONE-MPZ – High-performance organoclay for medium to high-polar systems

Organophilic phyllosilicates are characterized by a versatile range of properties.  They are e.g. used in all types of primers, intermediate coatings, and topcoats, sometimes in combination with other rheological additives. In addition to anti-settling properties, they also offer anti-sagging properties. CLAYTONE-MPZ is especially suitable for applications with high requirements with regard to rheology. It has been specially processed to ensure maximum performance, which gives this organoclay an edge over the rest of the product portfolio.

07.01.2020 - BYK-1751

BYK-1751 – Polymer-based, silicone- and aromatic-free defoamer for solvent-borne printing inks and coating systems with a broad compatibility

BYK-1751 prevents foam formation in printing ink and coating systems during production and filling. It prevents air entrapment during processing. The additive spontaneously destroys foam and does not reduce intercoat adhesion during recoating. It does not contain aromatic solvents and silicones.
BYK-1751 is the aromatic-free version of BYK-051 N.