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BYK at ECS 2017: to Exhibit Liquid Rheology Additive and more

Published on 2017-03-17. Author : SpecialChem

BYK, one of the world's leading suppliers of tailor-made additives for the paint and coatings industry, has been working for many years on steadily enhancing the functionality and look of architectural coatings that combine both optimum performance and environmental friendliness.

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New product developments that BYK will be presenting for the first time during the European Coatings Show (April 4 - 6 in Nuremberg) at Booth 314b in Hall 4A satisfy these requirements.


  • It is a VOC- and APEO-free wetting and dispersing additive for the manufacture of universal pigment concentrates. 
  • Augments the existing BYK portfolio in terms of improving the compatibility of inorganic pigment concentrates in both solvent-borne and aqueous systems, and satisfies all the regulations and quality labels in the architectural coatings sector

BYK is presenting a new high-shear and a new low-shear thickener, which are impressive not only due to their absence of APEO, VOCs, S-VOCs, tin and propylene glycol, but also due to their extreme effectiveness.


  • It is a high-performance liquid rheology additive for aqueous systems
  • Due to its specific impact in the high-shear range, this additive provides a clear improvement in syneresis, spatter resistance and brushability

Additionally, a newly developed low-shear thickener will be introduced at ECS. This additive specifically creates pseudoplastic flow behavior, which impacts positively on the anti-sagging properties and the storage stability in aqueous coating systems. The additives are practically suitable for any application, provide a high degree of effectiveness and reduce the complexity of the coating system.

About BYK Additives & Instruments

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.

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Source: BYK
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