BYK USA

Manufacturer of premium process additives for thermosets, with those for the FRP market playing a predominant role. These include air-release additives, wetting and dispersing additives for fillers and pigments, flow and leveling additives, styrene suppressants and rheological additives.

524 S Cherry St.
Wallingford, CT 06492 US

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Composites perform water rescue in high-speed rail tunnel
Channeling out the great quantities of water that flow into Spain’s Pajares railway tunnels in the Cantabria Mountain range required an award-winning composites innovation.

JEC World 2018 preview: BYK
BYK-Chemie BmbH (Wesel, Germany) is introducing a new product, BYK-C 8013, a solvent-free, polymeric coupling agent for improving the mechanical strength of carbon-fiber-reinforced, radical-curing systems.

Wait, wait, there’s more: JEC 2017
There’s never enough time to see everything at the JEC World event, and this year the problem was even worse. Here’s more information on new products and companies, from Paris…

BYK laboratory

BYK, HOMA opens new additive lab in Russia
The new laboratory for BYK’s application technology is located in Shchyolkovo, near Moscow.

EPTA’s World Pultrusion Conference spotlights innovation
The European Pultrusion Technology Assn. (EPTA) held its bi-annual World Pultrusion Conference, March 3-4, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Resin additives and modifiers
BYK Additives & Instruments (Wallingford, CT, US) highlighted at CAMX 2014 a number of resin additives.

Styrene & cobalt: Headed for the exit?
Fair or not, styrene and cobalt are now considered harmful to humans. Here's an update on the impact this issue poses for the composites industry and what resin and additive manufacturers are doing about it.

Additives and modifiers: Matrix optimization
New and reengineered modifiers for thermosets and thermoplastics target previously elusive goals in composites processing and performance.

SAMPE 2013 Long Beach new product showcase
The SAMPE 2013 trade show (May 6-9, in Long Beach, Calif.) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the HPC editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

JEC Europe 2013 new product showcase
The JEC Europe 2013 trade show (March 12-14, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the CT editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.

JEC Europe 2012 report
A big, busy show and a big variety of new developments boded well for the industry’s future.

COMPOSITES 2012 Highlights
As ACMA’s annual conclave convened in North America’s gambling capital, show exhibitors and attendees placed their bets on better days.

JEC Composites Paris: 2011 Product Showcase
The news from this annual Parisian in-gathering of composites professionals is heavily weighted toward automotive lightweighting.

Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.

CNTs ride a rising tide of nanotech optimism
Dr. Louis Pilato offers facts, figures and comment on the growing utility of carbon nanotechnologies in composites applications.

BMW 5-series UBS

UBSs: Coming to North America
 Common in Europe and Asia, the composite underbody shield might finally catch on in the U.S. and Canada.

Anti-agglomeration (bad)

The key to CNTs: Functionalization
An emerging supply base is integrating carbon nanotubes into commercial products that enable composites manufacturers to optimize part performance.

COMPOSITES & POLYCON 2009 preview
 The ACMA’s annual tradeshow takes its first turn in its new January timeframe.

Additives Add Key Innovations
Added in small quantities, these resin system enhancements make larger contributions to composite quality as suppliers enhance their utility.

Composites Polycon 2007 Showcase
Tampa show attendance is up despite slow economy. ACMA reschedules 2008 show.

JEC Composites 2007 Product Showcase
This year’s Parisian exhibition provides key evidence of the composites industry’s unprecedented breadth and technical sophistication.

Product Categories of BYK USA

Materials
  • Resin additives & modifiers
    • Coupling agents
    • Nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, etc.)
    • Styrene-suppressant additives
    • Viscosity control agents
    • Other additives/modifiers