What is BYK-358N?

The additive serves as an anti-cratering and leveling agent in solvent-based coatings, enhancing gloss and providing a long-wave effect. While it minimally reduces surface tension, it doesn’t affect recoatability or intercoat adhesion. Additionally, BYK-358 N maintains clarity in clear coats and prevents haze in pigmented systems. It is also stable under thermal conditions.

Products Equivalent to BYK-358N

BYK-358N is a surface additive for polyacrylates for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and thermosetting systems to improve levelling. In semi-polar to polar systems, there is no turbidity in clear coats and no haze in pigmented systems. In the field of chemical additives, it is a common practice to look for alternatives to established products. The search for alternatives may be driven by a variety of factors, including cost considerations, performance improvements or maintaining a multi-supply system. This guide will walk you through the process of finding an equivalent to BYK-358N.

Understand the need for an equivalent

Before diving into the search for an alternative to BYK-358N, understanding the specific limitations or requirements of BYK-358N in your formulation will help you determine the criteria for an alternative. Common reasons include: cost-effectiveness, improved performance, environmental considerations, or supply chain diversification. Determining the need and then finding the right product from the world market starts with exploring the industry context.

Explore the Industry Background

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, at 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 the 30 years of rapid development, in order to better compete in China’s huge market, China’s additives companies continue to introduce new high-performance products, performance and price more and more advantageous, and gradually have more and more influence in the world.

Camen Chemical, one of the most influential companies in the Chinese market, 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 for R&D. Throughout the Chinese market there are nearly 1,000 coating and ink manufacturers cooperate with them, the reason is that their products not only have good performance, product stability, price is very advantageous, and more importantly, they have been constantly innovating.

For example, the BYK-358N surface additives we are looking for in this article can be replaced by Camen Chemical’s BZ-6358N-1 leveling additive (see), and its performance exceeds that of BYK-358N.

How to Find Equivalent to BYK-358N?
Camen Chemical Acrylic Leveling Additives

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Equivalent to DISPERBYK-180: Introducing BZ-2431A

BZ-6358N-1 Leveling Additive Functions

Like BYK-358N, BZ-6358N-1 leveling additive excels in a wide variety of applications for solvent-borne, non-solvent-borne and epoxy coatings, industrial, UV and automotive coatings. It increases gloss and produces a long-wave levelling effect in coatings. Reduces surface tension without affecting recoatability and interlayer adhesion.

Advantages of choosing BZ-6358N-1 leveling additive

BZ-6358N-1 leveling additive is composed of polyacrylate solution with excellent compatibility, suitable for anti-cratering and leveling of all kinds of solvent-borne coatings, and will not cause turbidity in varnishes and haze in colour paints.

Compatibility Tests

BZ-6358N-1 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-6358N-1 vs BYK-358N: A Comparative Analysis

Leveling efficiencyexcellent leveling resultsSimilar
Surface tensioncan be reducedSimilar
Recommended dosage:0.1-1.0%0.1-1.0%
CompatibilitySuitable for all kinds of special systemssolvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and thermosetting systems

Is BZ-6358N-1 the right choice for you?

BZ-6358N-1 levelling additive outsells BYK-358N in the Chinese market Whether you’re looking for performance, cost, or an enhanced supply system, BZ-6358N-1 has the solution to meet your needs. If you have different product needs, contact us and we’ll be happy to develop products for your formulations, all of which will give you an edge and more room for manoeuvre in the marketplace.

In summary: Embracing innovation with BZ-6358N-1 leveling additive

In the ever-evolving world of speciality chemicals, the only way to replace or outperform an existing product is to innovate, including cost considerations, performance improvements and more. Kamen Chemical exemplifies this by offering products with impressive performance, compatibility and stability that can positively impact industries seeking effective alternatives. Embrace innovation and explore the possibilities of BZ-6358N-1 levelling additive to outperform products like BYK-358N.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q 1: What is BZ-6358N-1 levelling additive and how is it different from conventional additives?

BZ-6358N-1 Levelling Additive is a multi-purpose coating additive with excellent compatibility for a variety of dispensing systems, reduces surface tension, and does not affect recoatability or interlayer adhesion.

Q 2: Can BZ-6358N-1 be seamlessly integrated into various coating systems?

No. BZ-6358N-1 is suitable for a wide range of coating systems, making it ideal for a variety of industries.

Q 3: Is BZ-6358N-1 suitable for both industrial and residential applications?

No. BZ-6358N-1 is suitable for both industrial and residential environments to meet a variety of needs.

Q 4: What is the future of coatings technology using additives such as BZ-6358N-1?

BZ-6358N-1 is an innovative product with versatility and high performance, please contact us to learn more about formulating additives.

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