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BYK-1796: new defoamer for high solids and 100 % systems

In many areas, high-solid or 100 % systems are used to reduce the solvent emissions. One challenge in these systems is to release the air completely. BYK-1796 is a newly developed air release agent that guarantees fast and efficient elimination of trapped air without negative influence on optical and mechanical properties. Main application areas are PU or […]

New BYK Instruments 2018 catalog released!

Recently, the brand new BYK Instruments catalog had been released and is available now. The catalog with well over 300 pages contains valuable information on viscosity measurements, gloss, colour and a lot more informative topics. Order your free copy at: Nico Visscher

BYK – Ceracol 605

The end use Department Special Coatings of Byk has developed a new wax additive for the improvement of surface properties in systems with low film thickness, e.g. for application can coatings: CERACOL 605 – for solvent-borne and aqueous systems with a high proportion of co-solvent. The additives is based on Carnauba wax and enable the […]

BYK Aquacer 1540

The enduse Special Coatings Department of Byk has developed a new wax additive for the improvement of surface properties in systems with low film thickness: AQUACER 1540 – for aqueous can coatings and aqueous systems with a low proportion of co-solvent The additives is based on Carnauba wax and enable the manufacture of can coatings […]

NEW: BYK-3456

BYK-3456 is a fluorine free, silicone containing additive active at the interface to the substrate ànd the surface at the same time. Special Features and Benefits: Using BYK-3456 can greatly reduce the static and dynamic surface tension, which results in a significant improvement in substrate wetting and leveling. BYK-3456 also enables difficult substrates such as wood, which […]

Genamin Gluco 50 from Clariant

This publication from Clariant describes interesting properties of a new sugar-based speciality amine. This product is a dimethyl glucamine marketed under the name “Genamin Gluco 50”. It is used as multifunctional neutralising agent without hazardous labelling and VOC/SVOC-free. Clariant Water Borne Additives

BYK Gardner Digital Viscometer

BYK Gardner has a wide selection of viscosity measurement devices available, from flow cups to rotational visco meters. To measure the absolute viscosity a rotational viscometer is used. For non-Newtonian liquids a digital viscometer that applies a precise shear rate is needed. For laboratory viscosity measurement BYK-Gardner offers a comprehensive line of rotational viscometers. The viscometer […]

Radiant Color

Our formaldehyde free GWT pigments are now available in 10 colors! Do you prefer to use pigments free of formaldehyde? Our GWT series are fluorescent pigments free of formaldehyde for water based formulations for paints, paper and textile. GWT has ten colors, including magenta. This means that the color palette is complete.

Collaboration with Graphene Production

Keyser & Mackay is pleased to announce their collaboration with Graphene Production.  Graphene is an allotrope of carbon whose structure is a single planar sheet of sp2 bonded carbon atoms that are densely in a honeycomb crystal lattice. Graphene Nanoplatelets are reduced graphene layers. Some of the characteristics of graphene: High strength, hydrophobic, hard as […]

TTC – Tennants Textile Colours

Keyser & Mackay Switzerland has started a collaboration with the British company Tennants Textile Colours. TTC is the leading UK manufacturer of a wide range of dye and pigment powder and dispersions, tailored to customers need. TTC is fully certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 which will soon become ISO 45000. The […]

Titanium dioxide

Now available from stock in our warehouse in Rhenen, a rutile titanium dioxide ATR-312 from Anhui Annada.   Widely used in aqueous and solvent-based exterior paints, plastic, rubber, printing ink, high quality paper, waxed paper and masterbatch industry etc. Contact us for a quote!  

Increasing collaboration with Michelman

From July 1st 2017 Keyser & Mackay has become the official distributor on the Spanish and Portuguese market for the Surface Modifier Additives and Polymer Dispersions of Michelman SARL. Ecronova®, Ecrothan®, Ecrovin®, ProHere®, Michem® Prime; Michem® Emulsion, Michem® Lube, Michem® Guard and others are an excellent complement to our existing portfolio of products for the […]

Keyser & Mackay Seminar Floor Coatings

Please make a short note already in your agenda……..on Thursday, 9th of November Keyser & Mackay BNL will organize a Seminar on the following special subject: Floor Coatings. Location of this seminar: E10 Hoeve in Brecht, near the Dutch/Belgium frontier. Byk will be the main contributor for this Seminar with focus on Flooring, but we we […]

Keyser & Mackay has reached an agreement with Orisil to represent their products in Spain

Orisil is an European producer of amorphous fumed silica, used in many industrial applications like adhesives and sealants, construction products, paints and coatings, composites, epoxy, PVC, greases, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, and more.

K&M Seminar Floor Coatings

Please make a short note already in your agenda……..on Thursday, 9th of November Keyser & Mackay BNL will organize an own Seminar with the following special subject: Floor Coatings. Location of this seminar: near the Dutch/ Belgium frontier. Byk will be an important supplier to attend this Seminar with several interesting lectures, 1 or 2 […]

Ege Kimya

Keyser & Mackay has expanded their representation of Ege Kimya Istanbul for the countries Belgium and the Netherlands. Ege Kimya produces a wide range of metal driers for the coatings industry, among which basically all of the standard types, including a number of combination driers and a Co-carboxylate polymer. For more information see: Ege Kimya paint […]

SYLOWHITE™ SM 405 Titanium Dioxide Extender

SYLOWHITE™ SM 405 is a precipitated amorphous sodium aluminium silicate with a very fine particle size and appearing as a white free flowing powder. Due to its performance benefits, it is widely used in different coatings applications. Up to 30 % of titanium dioxide can be replaced by Sylowhite SM405.

DISPERBYK 2080 and 2081

Wetting and Dispersing Additives for Aqueous Systems with No Negative Impact on Water, Corrosion and Stain Resistance Wetting and dispersing additives for aqueous coating systems always possess a certain hydrophilic character. Essentially, they are needed to wet, disperse and stabilize pigments and fillers. However, the hydrophilic structure of the additives also continues to have an […]

Collaboration with BorsodChem

Keyser & Mackay France has started a collaboration with BorsodChem from March 2017. BorsodChem is a company from Hungary, part of the Wanhua Group, which develops and manufactures advanced aromatic isocyanates called Ongronat for different sectors as Flooring, Coating, Adhesives, Sealants and Composites. We are extremely please to include the Ongronat product range in our portfolio for the benefit […]

Kärntner Montan’s micronised MIOX as a partial replacement for zinc dust to save costs

Because of the fact that the Zinc dust price increased about more than 50% during the last months, we would like to remind you on the possibility to save costs by replacing a part of Zinc dust in Zinc rich coatings by micronized MIOX. Compared with the current Zinc price, which is already above 3 […]

Collaboration with Michelman

Keyser & Mackay Spain has started collaboration with Michelman. Michelman is a company from the United States that develops and manufactures advanced materials for different sectors. We are the exclusive distributor of the products intended for the printing and packaging industries: flexible packaging and paper and corrugated applications.  

Flame retardants

Every day in Europe there are about 12 fire victims and 120 people severely injured. The economic loss, which runs to several billion euros each year, must not be ignored either. For these reasons, fire protection, fire-proof products and thus, also flame retardants (FRs) play an important role in industry. Flame retardants (also named fire […]

BYK-3760 – New Surface Additive

BYK-3760 is a unique, highly active polyether-modified polysiloxane which reduces the surface tension significantly. As a result of its low tendency to stabilize foam, BYK-3760 can also be used in applications that involve high shear forces. The additive remains fully effective, even at a very low dosage.

DISPERBYK-2062 – New Wetting and Dispersing Additive for Aqueous Universal Colorants

After the successful launch of DISPERBYK-2060 and DISPERBYK-2061 a new additive complements the portfolio for universal colorants. DISPERBYK-2062 enhances the compatibility of inorganic pigment concentrates in solvent-borne systems.

Exclusive distribution for Michelman

Keyser & Mackay Poland is pleased to announce their cooperation as an exclusive distributor for Michelmans’s range of products dedicated to printing & packaging industries.

Paltentaler becomes euroMinerals

We would like to inform you that from 1st January 2017 onwards, Paltentaler Minerals GmbH will be called euroMinerals GmbH.

New Polyamine Curing Agent Incorez 148-055

Incorez 148/055 is a water soluble polyamine curing agent designed to produce very tough and durable high gloss waterbased surface coatings with both liquid and solid epoxy resins. In particular, this curing agent provides excellent hardness and cure development.

VILF 2016

The annual conference of the VILF – an important key-event in the Coatings-industry in Germany – took place from 10 till 11 November 2016. The VILF this year broke a new record: approx. 400 participants joined this event!

Collaboration BYK-Gardner and Keyser & Mackay in The Netherlands

BYK-Gardner, the instruments division of BYK, will work closely with Keyser & Mackay in The Netherlands to serve our customers even better.

Nubifer NB-803K

Nubifer NB-803K is a new “manganese ferrite” (CI Pigment 33) pigment produced by Nubiola. Because of its high fastness properties it is used in high temperature paint systems and plastics where other black pigments ( e.g. Iron oxide blacks) are not suitable. 

Précimicron new collaboration for powder calibration

Keyser & Mackay France starts a new collaboration with Précimicron, a French industrial company specialized in screening and powder calibration. 

Dorfner new Granucol® Conduct 2.0

Keyser & Mackay France presents the new Granucol® Conduct 2.0 – Highly conductive fillers in attractive new colors.

Synasia product range Syna-Epoxy

Keyser & Mackay France started commercialization in France of 3 products from the Synasia product range Syna-Epoxy. For more information please contact Guillaume Poulain.    

Collaboration with Nymco

Keyser & Mackay France has started collaboration with Nymco, an Italian company specialized in defoamers. We are proud to highlight their new generation of high performance Green Defoamer Fluxair 85 S GR. Liquid multi-purpose defoamer : Fluxair 85 S GR is a new 100% active liquid defoamer, mineral-oil free, formulated with completely vegetal oils.

Michelman introduces “Michem Indicator 200NF”

Michelman our reliable partner for different products launched a new product: “Michem Indicator 200NF”. Michem Indicator 200NF is an indicator, which controls the applied primer. Michem Indicator 200NF replaces the current indicators “Michem Indicator 102” and “Sapphire Indicator Solution”, starting with the next order.

Tennants Textile Colours

Keyser & Mackay Spain has started  a collaboration with the British company Tennants Textile Colours. Tennants Textile Colours (TTC) produces dyestuffs, pigments  and pigment preparations for a wide range of applications including: textile, paint, surface coatings, paper, inks and plastic industry. TTC is a 100% subsidiary of Tennants Consolidated Ltd and therefore is a member […]

BYK 326

BYK-326 a high-solid, moderately active surface additive for improving the leveling of solvent-borne, solvent-free and aqueous systems. Benefits of BYK 326 are: • Exceptional leveling properties in – aqueous – solvent-borne – solvent-free coating systems

Xyntra introduces its new Inverse Thickener – Xynpol AX216R

Xynpol AX216R is a multifunctional inverse emulsion thickener suitable for a wide range of water based formulations. Properties and Applications Xynpol AX216R is already in solution and pre-neutralized. Thickening is very rapid in water based systems without need for additional alkali or surfactants. Xynpol AX216R produces formulations with extremely ‘short’ flow characteristics and shear-thinning rheology […]

Arichemie pigment preparations: A suitable solution for every demand

Market demands constantly change. Our product development takes these changes up and adjusts the product portfolio flexibly and reliably. We concentrate on aqueous application systems and on pigment preparations which are based on certain carriers. These pigment preparations belong to a hydrocarbon-resin mixture, which can be used universally in different polymer and non polymer application […]

Eckart introduces Hydro Pellets

Eckart is one of the leading international manufacturers of metallic and pearlescent pigments for the paints and coatings industry, the printing industry, the plastics, lightweight concrete industries and the cosmetics industry. The innovative Hydro Pellets silver pigments step up business efficiency and increase sustainability at the same time.

BYK New Micronized Wax Additive: Ceraflour 927

Improved Mechanical Properties in Water-borne Systems. Wax additives are added to coatings to provide them with a matt appearance and to improve their mechanical properties (primarily scratch and abrasion resistance) and their resistance to water or chemicals. As a result of their chemical composition, the majority of powdered wax additives require an increased dispersion effort to […]

Ferro Cool Colors

Asphalt driveways, shingled roofs and black cars have something in common: out in the sun they are quite hot, because dark colours absorb a big quantity of the infrared radiation of the sun. A lot of energy is needed in cooling houses and cars, but there is a growing interest in energy saving and in […]

Ferro / Nubiola

After the recent merge of the two companies Ferro and Nubiola we are happy to ask your attention for their extended product port folio, consisting now of: inorganic pigments with extraordinary properties (excellent heat- and weathering resistance, light fastness and opacity like Pigment Blue 28, Pigment Yellow 53, Pigment Brown 24)/ synthetic iron oxides (“Nubifer”)/ anti-corrosion […]

VB Techno: new principal for Keyser & Mackay

VB Techno appointed Keyser & Mackay in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Poland for their barium and zinc based functional fillers. VB Techno is a Swiss-based company, founded in 2010 and they exploit mines and production facilities in China. The functional fillers and pigments are used in a.o. coatings & inks, plastics, rubber, masterbatches and pharmaceutical applications.