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BYK-®016: Many Advantages Combined in One Additive

Published on 2005-09-21. Author : SpecialChem

BYK-Chemie developed a new defoamer that complies with FDA requirements for usage in printing applications with food contact: BYK®-016. It is free of mineral oil and silicones and conforms not only with FDA §175.300 but also with four more paragraphs.

BYK®-016 shows excellent defoaming properties in aqueous printing inks and overprint varnishes, along with easy incorporation and high storage stability. Furthermore, BYK®-016 is suitable for all aqueous coating systems.

About BYK-Chemie

BYK-Chemie is one of the World's Leading Suppliers of Additives used in the Coatings, Inks, and Plastics Industry.

Approximately 85 % of our sales are generated by exports. Our major export markets are Europe, the United States and the Far East.

Chemical additives are used by processing industries in the production of coatings, inks, and plastics. In very small quantities, BYK additives simplify manufacturing processes, and significantly improve the quality of finished goods, such as motor vehicles and furniture. BYK Chemie is a member of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel. ALTANA Chemie is developing and producing high quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals.

BYK-Chemie has been producing additives since 1962 in Wesel. Today it employs around 935 people worldwide, 25 % of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.

Source: BYK-Chemie GmbH

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