AQUAMAT comprises BYKs aqueous wax dispersions. Wax additives have many areas of application. They can be used, for example, to control the processability of products or to improve the properties of surfaces. Waxes can be of a natural, semisynthetic or synthetic origin. The fundamental properties are derived from the chemical basis, the melting point and the polarity of a wax. BYK offers three lines of wax additives with water as the liquid phase: the wax emulsions AQUACER, the wax dispersions AQUAMAT, and the primary dispersions HORDAMER. AQUAMAT wax dispersions are produced by forming larger particles in water. Particle size is generally above 1 μm which means that these additives will cause gloss reduction in many applications.
- Wax additives
- Aqueous wax dispersions
- Particle size > 1 µm, resulting in gloss reduction