The Ringier jury, comprising experts from the Chinese coatings industry, distinguished BYK this year with the “Ringier Technology Innovation Award” in the “Coatings Industry” category for its additives DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081.
The prize was handed over in person in Shanghai to Yuchao Jiao representing BYK.

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These two innovative new BYK developments implement two requirements which were hitherto very difficult to combine in the application of aqueous anti-corrosive and furniture coatings.
Firstly, the new wetting and dispersing additives display excellent stabilization of pigments and fillers.
Secondly, they have no negative influence on the anti-corrosive properties of aqueous single-layer coatings and/or the stain resistance of aqueous furniture coatings.

Thanks to their special chemical structure, DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081 cause significantly less hydrophilicity than conventional wetting and dispersing additives do in the cured coating systems. This leads to longer-lasting corrosion prevention, and red wine, coffee or tea are also no longer able to leave any unpleasant stains.

A range of further qualities also speak very favorably for the two new developments:

  • Broad compatibility with aqueous binder systems
  • Good viscosity reduction and excellent coloristic results
  • Improved early water resistance and direct-to-metal adhesion

Taken together, these properties make both of these wetting and dispersing additives ideal for use in single-layer coatings that are applied directly to the wood or metal substrate.