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, 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.

CAMX 2014 preview: BYK USA
Additives specialist BYK USA (Wallingford, Conn., USA) is featuring its line of wetting aids, dispersants and coupling agents to improve glass, carbon and natural fiber composites.

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 New Product Showcase
A review of new products introduced at the SAMPE 2013 exhibition.

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.

Styrene-emission reducer
BYK-Chemie GmbH introduced at JEC Europe 2013 another new green additive — BYK-S 760 styrene-emission reducer for unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins.

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.

Additives for Class A SMC
BYK USA Inc. introduces processing additive BYK-P 9085 for sheet molding compound (SMC).

ALMACO's third annual Top of Mind award ceremony honors 18 composite materials innovators
Among those presented awards in 21 material categories by the Latin America Composite Materials Assn. (ALMACO) were Owens Corning, Reichhold and Dow.

Antifoaming agent for vinyl ester resins
BYK-Chemie GmbH exhibited a range of processing additives and coupling agents for composites processing.

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.

People Briefs, June 2011
Personnel announcements from Vectorply, BYK-Chemie GmbH and AOC.

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.

Product Categories of BYK USA

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