Optigel® WX 



Optigel® WX, a specially selected and activated smectite product, has a high swelling capacity in water and shows a marked thixotropic thickening effect. This product is stable in diluted acids and bases and is particularly effective in acidic, neutral and alkaline systems. This product has applications in emulsion paints, release coatings, silicate paints, paint strippers, water reducible paints, liquid cleaners, inks, grinding pastes and abrasives, and car undercoatings.




Byk globally supplies additives in the Paint and Coatings Industry. These additives include nanotechnology-based additives, surface additives, wetting and dispersing additives, and rheology additives. BYK’s product range also includes wax and process additives, defoamers and UV absorbers, and viscosity depressants. Byk’s key brands include ANTI-TERRA®, AQUACER®, BYK®, CERACOL®, DISPERBYK®, OPTIGEL®, etc.

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