WESEL, GERMANY: Tactile and visual attractiveness coupled with optimum protection against mechanical and chemical stress – these can be determining factors for any decision to purchase parquet flooring or wood furniture, and they have now become increasingly characteristic of the end-user market.
BYK Additives & Instruments’ said that it is going to unveil its latest additive solutions for radiation-curing coating systems, BYK-1788 and BYK-1799.
BYK is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments.
BYK-1788 and BYK-1799 are VOC-free defoamers for solvent-borne, high-solid and solvent-free systems with particular suitability for 100 percent UV systems. As a defoamer with extraordinary broad compatibility, BYK-1788 is especially recommended for clear coat systems, whereas BYK-1799, on account of its very strong defoaming action, can be seen to be pre-eminently suited for matt or pigmented coating systems and printing inks.
To systematically supplement its product portfolio in the area of wetting and dispersing additives, BYK has developed two new products that are characterised by their highly effective dispersion and stabilisation of untreated and treated silica-based matting agents.
Their use leads to a very significant reduction in viscosity, thus allowing a far larger quantity of matting agents to be incorporated. This also makes it possible to achieve a far more homogenous incorporation and orientation of the matting agents for deep matt UV-curing and conventional solvent-based wood and furniture coatings.