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2019: BYK Presents Innovative Functional Filler for Compounds

  • Friday, 11th October 2019
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With its latest innovation for thermoplastics, BYK contributes to serve the growing demand for sustainable solutions and enabling developments related to the needs of the automobile industry for lightweight construction.

At K 2019, the world’s no.1 trade show for plastics, BYK presents BYK-MAX CT 4270. The additive provides an extremely efficient reinforcement strategy for lightweight thermoplastic compounds

This innovation is part of a new group of thermoplastic additives launched under the trade name ‘BYK-MAX’. Based on an organo-modified phyllosilicate, it is designed as a functional filler to replace talc, glass fibre or other traditional minerals in TPO-based automobile parts.

With ultra-efficient reinforcement and low dosage, BYK-MAX CT 4270 allows for a lower total mineral content, reducing the final compound density and expanding the design window. Ultimately, this leads to significant weight reduction in the final part and dramatically improved scratch and mar profile compared to parts produced with traditional fillers based on talc.

Additionally, the additive improves the final product’s surface appearance, the mould flow and dimensional stability.

At K 2019, BYK invites international trade professionals to experience its extensive portfolio of high-performance additives and tailored solutions for plastic materials, designed to optimise their manufacturing and to fully utilise material potential.

Besides thermoplastics, BYK additives are suitable for a wide range of applications, including automotive, PVC, wind power and flame retardancy.

Visit BYK in Booth E17, Hall 5, 16-23 October, at K2019 Dusseldorf, Germany.

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