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BYK Introduces CARBOBYK®-9810, its First CNT Dispersion for Architectural & Industrial Coatings

Published on 2012-03-22. Author : SpecialChem

BYK has launched its first CNT dispersion. Carbon nanotubes provide unique features such as high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as good mechanical properties. BYK applied its expertise in liquid additive technology and created an easy-to-use additive with a uniquely high CNT content of 8%. CARBOBYK®-9810 is an easy-to-pour, homogenous liquid that facilitates correct dosing, prevents dusting, and allows for post-addition.

Special Features and Benefits

Incorporating carbon nanotubes into coatings, printing inks, plastics, or adhesives enhances electrical and thermal conductivity, antistatic behaviour, mechanical properties, and shielding from electromagnetic waves. The additive is only recommended for water-borne systems.

Application Fields

Recommended: Architectural coatings and industrial coatings. Suitable: Adhesives, automotive coatings, plastics industry, printing inks, and wood coatings.

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.

Additives are chemical substances that - even when added in small quantities - enhance product properties such as scratch-resistance or surface gloss. Moreover, entire manufacturing processes can also be optimized by means of additives. 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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