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).


ITM04776, ITM04777

Wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coatings and printing inks. Particularly suited for grinds that contain binders (emulsions and water-reducible resins) as well as for binder-free pigment concentrates.


Coatings and Printing Inks

Due to its broad compatibility with many aqueous binders, DISPERBYK-2012 is the first choice for grinds that contain binders. It stabilizes a multitude of pigments, primarily transparent and opaque organic pigments and carbon blacks. Also for binder-free grinds, it has versatile applications and the presence of amines, rheology additives, wetting agents and organic co-solvents in the millbase is not a problem. This high molecular weight additive improves color strength, transparency, gloss, and storage stability through steric stabilization. It has no influence on the stability of pH-sensitive systems and is therefore particularly recommended for use in formulations based on cationic binders. Furthermore, DISPERBYK-2012 is suitable for use in aqueous road marking paints.

Recommended Use
  • Automotive coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Wood and furniture coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Leather coatings
  • Printing inks