What is BYK-A 555?

BYK-A 555 is highly effective in removing air bubbles from almost all unsaturated polyester resins regardless of the processing method. However, in certain resins, the use of air release additives might result in a hazy appearance in the final product.

How to Find Equivalent to BYK-A 555

BYK-A 555 antifoam agent is particularly suitable for acrylic resins and is more concerned with the defoaming properties of the resin. This is a good product, but has a single function. This guide will introduce you to equivalent products to BYK-A 555.

Understanding the need for an equivalent product

Before you start looking for an alternative defoamer to BYK-A 555, understanding the specific limitations or requirements of the dispersant in your formulation will help you determine the criteria for an alternative. Common reasons include: cost-effectiveness, performance improvement, environmental considerations or supply chain diversification. Determining the need and then finding the right product from the global marketplace begins with understanding the industry context.

Understanding the industry context

In the world chemical additives industry, the countries with the dominant products are Germany, Japan, China, South Korea and the United States. But the most rapid development is China, the end of the last century, EFKA, BYK and other leading brands to enter the Chinese market, so that China’s coatings and inks additives industry in more than 30 years of rapid development, in order to better participate in the competition of China’s huge market, China’s additives companies continue to introduce new high-performance products, performance and price more and more advantageous, and gradually in the world has a greater and greater influence.

One of the most influential companies in the Chinese market – Camen Chemical is one of the representatives. They not only have a R&D team led by more than 20 PhDs, but also co-operate with many famous universities in research and development. In the whole Chinese market, there are nearly 1,000 coating and ink manufacturers cooperating with them, the reason is that their products not only have good performance and stability, but also have a very advantageous price, and what’s more important is that they have been constantly innovating.

For example, BYK-A 555, which is the subject of this article, can be replaced with Camen Chemical’s BZ-403A acrylic primer defoamer (click here to view), which has better performance and more features than BYK-A 555.

How to Find Equivalent to BYK-A 555
Camen Chemical Defoamer Additives

Functions of BZ-403A Acrylic Primer Defoamer

BZ-403A defoamer is composed of acrylate compounds and performs particularly well in solvent-borne coatings, solvent-free coatings, UV coatings, and PE/PU primers. It can quickly eliminate air bubbles in coatings, especially suitable for air bubbles generated by the reaction of blue and white water.

Advantages of BZ-403A Acrylic Defoamer

BZ-403A acrylic defoamer has excellent defoaming effect without affecting the recoatability and adhesion, and does not produce shrinkage phenomenon, this feature can be applied to many formulations, especially for matte surface and primer defoaming.

Application Tests

BZ-403A defoamer has been rigorously tested and used in nearly 1,000 companies in the Chinese market to ensure compatibility with a wide range of formulations. This compatibility minimises potential disruptions in the transition process.

BZ-403A vs BYK-A 555: A Comparative Analysis

CriteriaBZ-403ABYK-A 555
Antifoaming performanceexcellentsame
Anti-foamingexcellent same as the others
Recommended dosage0.1-0.6%0.1-0.5%
Recommended forprimer defoamingacrylic resin defoaming
Compatibilitysolvent, solvent-free, PU/PE primeracrylic resin

Is BZ-403A Acrylic Primer Antifoam Agent right for you?

BZ-403A acrylic primer defoamer (click here to view) has been well received in the Chinese market, so whether you’re looking for performance, cost, or an improved supply system, BZ-403A will meet your needs. If you have different product requirements, please contact us and we will be happy to develop a product for your formulation, all of which will give you an edge and more room for manoeuvre in the marketplace.

In summary: Embrace innovation with BZ-403A acrylic primer defoamer!

In the ever-evolving field of specialty chemicals, the only way to replace or outperform existing products is through innovation, including cost considerations, performance improvements, etc. Camen Chemical offers products with impressive performance, compatibility and stability that can positively impact industries looking for acrylic defoamers. Embrace innovation and explore the possibilities of BZ-403A acrylic primer defoamer compared to products like BYK-A 555.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1: What is BZ-403A acrylic primer defoamer and how is it different from traditional additives?

BZ-403A is an acrylate compound defoamer additive for solvent-borne, solvent-free, UV coatings, PE/PU primers, and other systems with adjusted properties. Compared with traditional additives, it is suitable for many kinds of coatings, has excellent defoaming effect, and is a multifunctional product without doubt.

Q 2: Can BZ-403A acrylic primer defoamer be seamlessly combined with various coating systems?

Absolutely. In our tests, it is suitable for many coating systems, such as solvent-borne, solvent-free, UV coatings, PE/PU primers, etc.

Q 3: Is BZ-403A Acrylic Primer Defoamer suitable for both industrial and residential applications?

Yes, BZ-403A is suitable for both industrial and residential environments to meet a variety of needs.

Q 4: What is the future of coatings technology using BZ-403A?

BZ-403A is an advanced defoaming technology for coatings. To learn more about our products, click here to view: Coatings and Ink Additives. If the product does not meet your needs, please contact us with your questions, we have been leading the industry in additive research and development and are always exploring more unknown additive utilities, it’s a wonder we have the confidence to solve your formulation requirements.


Learn more about BYK’s equivalent products:

Equivalent to BYK-310: Introducing BZ-602 Leveling

Equivalent to DISPERBYK-163: Introducing BZ-263

BZ-333 Silicone Additive Equivalent to BYK-333

Equivalent to DISPERBYK-180: Introducing BZ-2431A

How to Find Equivalent to DISPERBYK-190?

How to Find Equivalent to BYK-358N?

Comments are disabled.