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BYK Launches CERAFLOUR® 963 Modified Wax for Powder Coating on Porous Substrates

Published on 2012-06-04. Author : SpecialChem

CERAFLOUR® 963 is a specially modified wax that is particularly recommended for powder coating applications on critical, i.e. porous substrates. It is an excellent degassing additive, which ensures a smooth and uniform surface without any defects and complements the wax additives family including CERAFLOUR® 961 and CERAFLOUR® 962. CERAFLOUR® 963 is based on a steady raw materials supply and may help to avoid shortages caused by limited availability of Fischer-Tropsch waxes.

The additive improves outgassing of powder coatings applied to porous substrates. Formation of pinholes, craters, and bubbles is reduced and scratch resistance is increased.

CERAFLOUR 963 is effective in powder coatings based on polyester/TGIC/beta-HAA/epoxy-functional glycidylesters, polyester/epoxy, polyurethane, acrylate and epoxy.

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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