BYK launches bio-based, sustainable Ceraflour additives

20 March 2023

For many years now, sustainability has been a key driver for BYK in its development of new additives. In addition to the obvious properties and effects of the product, questions regarding environmental impact, chemical basis and energy consumption play a central role. Brand new for the European Coatings Show 2023, BYK is presenting three additives from the Ceraflour product line that meet these requirements. 

With the introduction of Ceraflour 1003 and Ceraflour  1004 – two corn starch-based polymers with wax-like properties – BYK has further expanded its portfolio of sustainable additives. Both additives ensure good matting while maintaining high transparency. 

 Ceraflour 1003 gives a slight surface texture and provides a similar matting effect at different observation angles and is especially recommended for wood and furniture coatings as well as for architectural coatings. 

Ceraflour 1004, on the other hand, has finer particles and results in a slight matting effect in combination with high transparency and a smooth, soft and silky surface feel. It is recommended in wood and furniture coatings, in coil coatings and in architectural coatings. 

Yet another new bio-based additive will be taking center stage at the BYK booth in Hall 3A of the European Coatings Show: Ceraflour 1010. 

Ceraflour 1010 is a micronised wax – based on rape seed – and, besides excellent matting efficiency, it also offers very good mechanical resistance. This makes it ideally suited for modern wood coating systems such as natural look formulations, for use in general industrial coatings and in architectural coatings. 

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