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).

BYK-378

Silicone
MITM02263
ITM04056, ITM04057

Solvent-free silicone surface additive for water-borne, solvent-borne, and solvent-free systems that increases surface slip and significantly reduces the surface tension at low doses. Low foam stabilization.

Applications

Coatings Industry

The additive significantly increases surface slip, thus improving scratch resistance in the process. It leads to a moderate to severe reduction in surface tension, which in turn results in excellent substrate wetting and good anti-crater effect. This prevents the so called "picture framing" effect. In matted systems, it aids orientation of the matting agents.

BYK-378 is highly effective at low doses and displays low foam stabilization. It features a broad compatibility in aqueous, solvent-borne, and solvent-free systems, can easily be recoated, and does not tend to bloom.

Recommended Use

 

  • Architectural coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Can coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Leather coatings
  • Wood and furniture coatings

 

Adhesives

The additive significantly increases surface slip, thus improving scratch resistance in the process. It leads to a moderate to severe reduction in surface tension, which in turn results in excellent substrate wetting and good anti-crater effect. This prevents the so called "picture framing" effect. In matted systems, it aids orientation of the matting agents. BYK-378 is highly effective at low doses and displays low foam stabilization. It features a broad compatibility in aqueous, solvent-borne, and solvent-free systems, can easily be recoated, and does not tend to bloom.