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New Rheology Modifier BYK®-428

Published on 2009-02-03. Author : SpecialChem

The use of high and low shear thickeners in water-borne systems is essential in order to achieve a performance similar to that of traditional solvent-borne alkyd paints with regard to brushability, spatter resistance and leveling. BYK®-428 is a new rheology modifier suitable for controlling high shear viscosity in aqueous coatings. It can be combined with any of the standard low shear rheology additives on the market, e.g. BYK®-425. BYK®-428 is VOC- and APEO-free.

About BYK:

BYK is one of the world's leading suppliers of additives used in the coatings, inks, and plastics industry. Approximately 85 % of our sales are generated by foreign countries. Our major export markets are Europe, the United States and the Far East. Additives are used by processing industries in the production of coatings, inks, and plastics. In very small quantities, BYK additives simplify manufacturing processes, and significantly improve the quality of finished goods, such as motor vehicles and furniture. BYK is a member of ALTANA AG, Wesel. ALTANA develops and produces high quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals. BYK has been producing additives since 1962 in Wesel. Today it employs around 1052 people worldwide, 25 % of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.

Source: BYK


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