Wesel, April 5, 2007
Polymer for polymers - BYK-Chemie develops the first polymeric coupling agent for filled radical curing systems
Filled, radical curing systems like polymer concrete must be able to withstand tremendous loads. Thus their mechanical properties – such as flexural strength, compressive strength, tensile strength and impact resistance – affect their quality directly.
BYK-Chemie has developed an additive that improves these key characteristics by up to 50 %. This impressive figure is achieved by means of a totally new mode of action. Normally, the filler is only mechanically embedded in between the resin. BYK®-C 8000, however, - as the UP resin a polymer - creates genuine chemical bonds between resin and filler. The mechanical strength achieved in this manner can even allow the thickness of components to be reduced without any loss of quality, thereby saving considerable costs. At the same time, BYK®-C 8000 improves the processing properties of the filled resin by reducing the viscosity.