Smriti has her Master’s in Polymer Chemistry and comes with 25 years of formulation experience in the coatings industry. Before BYK, she has been a part of formulation teams in different leading coatings companies. She has vast experience in diverse coatings technologies like powder, wood, general industrial and protective coatings. Smriti joined BYK as End-Use Specialist for Special Coatings in 2018. Her main responsibilities include working with the BYK lab in CT and providing technical support to North American customers.
Aqueous coatings present a particular challenge with regard to formulation since this requires the use of additives that exhibit strong properties, yet also do not have any negative effects on the foam stabilization. The desired property profile is often only achieved through the use of multiple additives, which can include silicone surfactants, acrylic leveling additives and one or more defoamers. To be able to offer products that are as simple as possible and perfectly suited to users' requirements, BYK has now developed a new group of additives that combine the necessary properties in an ideal manner.