BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg and Schkopau (Germany), Deventer and Denekamp (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville (USA) and Tongling (China).


ITM04025, ITM04026

Silicone- and fluorine-free surface additive for increasing the surface energy in aqueous, solvent-borne, UV-curable, and high-solid systems.


Coatings Industry

BYK-3560 increases the surface energy of cured coatings overall, especially the polarity. This enables the improved adhesion of subsequent layers such as paint, laminating foils, adhesives, and printing inks. The cured coating is also wetted more effectively, producing an excellent leveling of the subsequent coating. In addition, BYK-3560 also improves the leveling of the system in which it is being used. BYK-3560 has no impact on the surface tension of the liquid coating and maintains the high transparency of clear coats when added to them. The additive exhibits good processing properties and can be used in aqueous, solvent-borne, UV-curable, and high-solid systems.

Recommended Use
  • Can coatings
  • Coil Coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Wood and furniture coatings