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BYK Reveals Controlling Interaction Between Substrate & Paper Optimize Wettability in Paper Finishes

Published on 2012-04-20. Author : SpecialChem

WESEL -- Against a background of rising raw material prices and the associated pressure to keep costs down, the desire to optimize along paper production's value-added chain has increased appreciably. This development can lead to instabilities in the combination of paper substrate and subsequent processes.

BYK's additives control the interaction between substrate and paper surface and optimize wettability. This is a key parameter when it comes to influencing print sharpness and preventing divergences such as missing dots, mottling, etc.

With a new type of measuring system from BYK Additives & Instruments, the reactions of the paper surface can be identified and controlled better than ever during coating and printing. Thereby it provides stable action windows for further processing steps of papers. This reduces print disturbance, which can occur particularly with heavy paper and cardboard articles, and provides against complaints.

BYK Additives & Instruments will be presenting effective additives und measuring systems to trade visitors at drupa from May 3 to 16 in Hall 3, Booth C24.

About BYK Additives & Instruments

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world's leading suppliers in the additives and instruments sector. Approximately 87% of their sales are generated by foreign countries. Their major export markets are Europe, the United States, and the Far East.

The coatings, printing inks, and plastics industries are some of the main areas of application of BYK additives. Yet in paper surface finishing, or the production of adhesives and sealants as well as construction chemistry, BYK additives are also improving the product properties and production processes. In 2009 BYK extended its portfolio with raw materials for the production of mold release agents for aluminum die casting.

BYK Additives & Instruments is a member of ALTANA, Wesel. ALTANA develops and produces high-quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals. BYK Additives & Instruments employs around 1,400 people worldwide, 25% of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.

Source: BYK Additives & Instruments

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