DISPERBYK®-190 is a wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous systems and pigment concentrates. It is a solution of a high molecular weight block copolymer with pigment affinic groups. This product is especially designed for the production of resin-free, stable pigment concentrates for flood/float-free general industrial aqueous coating systems. For optimum performance, it is recommended that only pigment, DISPERBYK®-190 and water be used for pigment grinds (resin-, amine- and co-solvent-free). DISPERBYK®-190 does not contain organic solvents and therefore is only suitable for aqueous systems.
Byk has an established history of innovation such as being the first additive manufacturer to begin using Controlled Polymerization Technology (CPT), launching the first rheology-modified wax emulsion, and being one of the first companies to use nanotechnology for improving Coatings properties. Byk invests approximately 7.5% of its earnings in R&D—three times more than the industry average.