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BYK Offers BYKJET®-9151 Wetting & Dispersing Agent for Inkjet Inks

Published on 2012-12-12. Author : SpecialChem

The new BYKJET®-9151 is a highly versatile wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous, solvent-borne, and UV inkjet inks. It is an additive that provides excellent performance in a wide variety of systems. With 100% active substance, BYKJET®-9151 is not only impressively versatile but also provides perfect viscosity from millbase to stored inkjet ink because there is no rebuild of the viscosity (thixotropic profile). BYKJET®-9151 performs equally well in high-quality pigment concentrates as in the finishing treatment of pigments.

The additive enhances pigment wetting and improves optical properties (color strength, gloss, haze and transparency) because of its outstanding pigment stabilization. It not only reduces the level of viscosity in pigment concentrates and final inkjet inks, but also prevents thixotropy.

The additive can achieve long-term storage stability without a viscosity shift. It provides equal electrical charge to the pigment particles, and thus prevents possible co-flocculation of particles that are not equally charged. Excellent pigment deflocculation leads to small particle size and narrow particle size distribution, thereby significantly reducing filtration time.

BYKJET-9151 may be used in all types of aqueous, solvent-borne and UV-curing inkjet inks. It can stabilize most pigments commonly used in inkjet inks.

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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