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BYK Unveils NANOBYK®-3630, a Nano-additive for Architectural Coatings

Published on 2013-07-22. Author : SpecialChem

WESEL -- Coatings formulated using alkyd resins have been well established in the market for decades. The main application fields for these systems are architectural coatings. Modern challenges and regulations have required traditional alkyd coatings to undergo a renovation. Despite reductions in solvent content, using high-solids and ultra-high-solids, as well as the elimination of lead and cobalt dryers, alkyd coatings maintain their popularity.

Surface scratches (e.g. on doors and windows) are undesirable, but protecting modern alkyd coatings from these scratches is achievable with BYK's new easy-to-use nanotechnology solution. NANOBYK®-3630 provides excellent scratch resistance, high gloss, and transparency at the same time. No influence on drying time or system hardness was observed when using the additive. The usage of NANOBYK®-3630 is recommended for all kinds of non-polar alkyd systems; non-pigmented and pigmented, medium to long oil alkyds, and high-solid alkyds.

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.

Source: BYK


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