Minimize the environmental impact of your aqueous systems!
BYK concentrates on aqueous systems as a technology of the future. Water-based coatings are the modern alternative to conventional systems. In most cases, they are just as efficient and easy to process, and are cost-effective and environmentally friendly to boot. At the same time, they pose no risk to the health of users and end-consumers.
BYK is your competent partner for aqueous coatings.
At BYK laboratories all over the world, our employees develop custom solutions. Our application technology department offers you support in finding solutions to your current needs.
All in the high BYK quality you have come to expect!
Here we present some highlights for aqueous systems:
Wetting and dispersing additives for aqueous coating systems always possess a certain hydrophilic character. Essentially, they are needed to wet, disperse and stabilize pigments and fillers. However, the hydrophilic structure of the additives also continues to have an impact in the cured coating film. This may cause key film properties such as water, corrosion and stain resistance to be impaired.
DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081 are new additives that are particularly suited to aqueous anti-corrosive primers, direct to metal systems, and aqueous wood and furniture coatings. They offer significant viscosity reduction and a good deflocculation, especially of inorganic pigments, fillers and anti-corrosive pigments, without impairing the coatings´ resistance.
These two highly interesting additives prove BYK´s outstanding technological expertise. They do not only make possible what seems to be so difficult: a combination of good viscosity reduction and deflocculation of pigments on one hand and the least negative influence on water, stain, and corrosion resistance on the other. Additionally, to support the determination of the anti-corrosion properties of coatings, a cutting-edge testing technology was applied, the Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), providing evidence that BYK is handling measurements according to the latest standards. For further information on the use of EIS at BYK please contact your local BYK partner.
- Preserve the
- Water resistance
- Corrosion resistance
- Stain resistance
- Early water resistance
of aqueous systems.
- Have a positive impact on
- Gloss retention
- Have good wetting and dispersing properties with excellent viscosity reduction
Pigment concentrates are commonly used to color architectural coatings, both in the professional and the DIY field. It is true that aqueous systems dominate the market; however, solvent-borne alkyd coatings and high-solids, for example, are still widely used. DISPERBYK-2060, DISPERBYK-2061 and DISPERBYK-2062 comply with BYK's claim to provide an environmentally friendly, highly effective and customer-oriented solution. They offer a broad compatibility in aqueous and solvent-borne systems, cover the entire spectrum of inorganic and organic pigments, as well as carbon blacks. DISPERBYK-2060, DISPERBYK-2061 und DISPERBYK-2062 are VOC and APEO-free and have no influence on the coating viscosity or the coating drying respectively.
- Broad compatibility of the pigment concentrates in aqueous and solvent-borne coatings
- Cover the entire spectrum of inorganic and organic pigments, as well as carbon blacks
- VOC- and APEO-free
- High color strength and outstanding rub-out
- No influence on the coating viscosity
- No influence on the coating drying
Starting point formulations for universal colorants can be found here.
Modern coating systems and their resins require specific, tailor-made additives that provide the optimum performance. At the same time, more and more environmentally sound coating systems are in demand and consequently the raw materials have to follow these requirements.
BYK offers a broad range of high-performance polyurethane thickeners that are:
The new OPTIFLO additives comprehensively meet all the specified environmental and market standards and country-specific industrial quality labels. The new OPTIFLO additives are further proof that environmentally friendly solutions and high performance do not contradict.
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