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).


ITM04697, ITM04698

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne systems to stabilize acidic, neutral and basic titanium dioxides, colorful inorganic pigments, transparent iron oxides, fillers and effect pigments.


Liquid Coatings

DISPERBYK-118 was specifically developed to stabilize titanium dioxide. In comparison with other additives titanium dioxide can be stabilized with acidic, basic or neutral post-treatment. Furthermore, DISPERBYK-118 is extremely well suited for use with fillers, matting agents, inorganic colored pigments, transparent iron oxides, and effect pigments. DISPERBYK-118 greatly reduces the mill base viscosity and thereby enables high filler loading of concentrates. It increases gloss and reduces haze in coating systems. DISPERBYK-118 can also be used in coating systems which are applied directly onto metal since it has no negative impact on adhesion.

Recommended Use
  • Industrial coatings
  • Wood and furniture coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Automotive coatings


Printing Inks

DISPERBYK-118 is suitable for stabilizing inorganic pigments, in particular stabilizing titanium dioxidein solvent-borne printing inks. In addition, DISPERBYK-118 greatly reduces mill base viscosity.

Ambient Curing Systems

DISPERBYK-118 was specifically developed for stabilizing acidic, basic, and neutral titanium dioxides. Moreover, DISPERBYK-118 is extremely well suited for use with fillers and inorganic colored pigments. DISPERBYK-118 greatly reduces the mill base viscosity and thereby allows increased filler loading. DISPERBYK-118 cannot be used in cobalt-accelerated systems because it prevents curing. It is therefore recommended for epoxy and polyurethane systems.


Adhesives & Sealants

The additive improves the wetting and dispersing of all inorganic fillers such as calcium carbonate and aluminum hydroxide (ATH). DISPERBYK-118 is all-purpose for titanium dioxides. The additive causes lower viscosity and enables higher filler loading.