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BYK at APCS 2012: To Present CERAFLOUR® 1000 Renewable & Biodegradable Additive for Coatings

Published on 2012-08-30. Author : SpecialChem

At the Asia Pacific Coatings Show from September 19 to 20 in Jakarta, BYK Additives & Instruments will be presenting at Booth B1 innovative additive solutions for the coatings and printing inks industry.

The areas of focus at this year's show cover the themes:

  • Biotechnology in the coating industry
  • Carbon nanotubes for functional applications
  • Nanotechnology for surfaces.

In recent years, the desire for more environmentally compatible and sustainably produced additives has grown on an internationally significant scale. BYK is rising to these challenges with its Greenability concept and presenting, with CERAFLOUR® 1000, an additive with wax-like properties that is suitable for all systems, be they aqueous, radiation-curing, solvent-free or solvent-borne. CERAFLOUR® 1000 provides efficient matting and also involves a soft-touch effect. In addition, systems in which CERAFLOUR® 1000 is used exhibit a high degree of transparency and improved scratch resistance.

The special feature here is that, because the additive is based on renewable raw materials, it represents an extremely interesting alternative to natural and synthetic waxes. The latter, for instance, are based on finite, petrochemical resources. Thanks to biotechnology, the BYK additive is produced instead with the aid of bacteria.

Parallel to the APCS, Petra Lenz, Head of Technical Service Wood Coatings at BYK, will deliver a lecture on the topic of biopolymers on September 20 at 10.50 a.m.

About BYK

BYK is ALTANA Group's successful global Additives & Instruments business unit. It encompasses the additives of BYK-Chemie and the instruments business of BYK-Gardner. Both companies rank exceptionally high within their respective markets. The main uses for BYK additives include application areas in the coatings, printing ink and plastics industries. But the demand for BYK additives is also growing rapidly in paper coatings, in the production of adhesives and sealants and in construction chemistry - because they are also being used to continuously optimize product properties and manufacturing processes in these sectors as well. In 2009, BYK expanded its product portfolio with the addition of raw materials used in the manufacture of release agents for aluminum die-casting. For the coatings and plastics markets, BYK offers complete and unique system solutions: additives for the enhancement of coatings and plastics properties, and instruments for the objective assessment of the color, appearance and physical properties of coatings and plastics.

Source: BYK

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