BYK recently announced the availability of DISPERBYK-2018 and DISPERBYK-2019, two new wetting and dispersing additives that reportedly provide maximum performance in terms of high-viscosity reduction with simultaneous Newtonian flow behavior, pigment stability, and optical properties. Both additives can be used in aqueous end uses such as: inkjet inks; printing inks; architectural, general industrial, protective, automotive, floor, wood, and furniture coatings; and adhesives.

DISPERBYK-2018 and DISPERBYK-2019 both reportedly ensure deflocculation of the pigments through electrosteric stabilization. Both additives are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and biocides, making them ideally suitable for a wide range of modern aqueous systems. They also offer excellent storage stability.

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