WESEL, Germany — As a leading specialty chemicals supplier, BYK is taking a look into the future of additives and coatings by hosting various online presentations on April 21, 2021. Among other things, the program will feature interesting discussions and presentations by BYK's top management. The participants will include CEO Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, CTO Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch, Business Line Manager for Coating Additives Dr. Stefan Mössmer, and many other additives experts from the End Use and Regulatory divisions.

Three subject areas will receive particular emphasis during the half-day event. The event kicks off with "BYK's contribution to more environmentally friendly coatings," followed by the "Roadmap through the regulatory landscape." The event ends with insights into "Global technology trends for coatings and inks."

The focus will be on three new biocide-free wetting and dispersing additives: the DISPERBYK-BF series. DISPERBYK-190 BF is a VOC- and solvent-free additive for aqueous printing inks, coatings and adhesives. DISPERBYK-199 BF is likewise VOC- and solvent-free, and is well suited for aqueous coatings, adhesives, pigment concentrates, as well as for care products for stabilizing organic and inorganic pigments. DISPERBYK-2015 BF also has a very broad-based application profile (aqueous coatings, printing inks, adhesives, care products, and for binder-free pigment concentrates).

"This Live Event is unique in the industry and is aimed above all at coating and paint manufacturers from all over the world. I am confident that many of our customers as well as formulators from flanking industries will derive a great deal of knowledge and excitement from this event," said Dr. Anette Brüne, Manager Global Marketing & Sales Services at BYK.

Prospective attendees can register free of charge via live.byk.com in order to secure a spot at this virtual event. For those who cannot attend on April 21, 2021, all presentations and discussion rounds will be recorded and made available on request. For access to the recorded presentations, register via live.byk.com.