Bjørn Thorsen has since its founding been committed to servicing and supplying the Inks coating industry with raw materials and additives for use in the packaging gravure, flexographic, overprint varnishes and offset Inks.
From Byk Chemie/Byk Cera we supply additives and waxes of the Byk series to provide special properties (e.g. improved surface slip, anti-blocking, scrub resistance, abrasion and pigment stabilization) and to avoid defects (e.g. foam bubbles, poor levelling, flocculation, sedimentation), which cannot easily be achieved by other coating raw materials.
From Cabot and Bentec we supply rheology modifiers of the Cab-O-Sil® series and Viscogel®/Laviothix® series.
The Cab-O-Sil series are fumed silica, free-flowing powdered products available in untreated and treated grades to improve flow properties, rheology control and sag control.
Viscogel/Laviothix are bentonite/organoclay used extensively as gelling agent- /thixotropic thickeners in a wide variety of solvent and water based coatings.
From Sachtleben and Cabot we supply inorganic pigments and specialty carbon blacks for various coating formulations to provide pigmentation, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Sulfide, Barium Sulfates and Carbon Blacks.
From Posichem and PC Resin we supply Acrylates, PU dispersions and Oligomers of the PC Mull® and Photocryl® series.
PC Mull dispersions are for various applications as OPV coatings recognized by the following parameters; high abrasion, chemical resistance, good adhesion and solvent free.
Photocryl are 100% oligomers or dispersions for UV coating.
From Silysiamont we are supplying a broad range of precipitated silica, matting agents of the Silysia® series.
Silysia grades have very narrow Gauss curves and would be suitable for various applications (e.g. UV- and clear lacquers).
From Ferro we supply Santicizer® benzyl phthalate-, benzoate ester-,
polyester- and phosphorous-based plasticizers. Santicizer® products are excellent plasticizers for reducing the Tg of the acrylic polymers used in inks. Highly compatible with acrylics, allowing to increase filler levels without sacrificing the physical performance of their inks.
From DRT we supply Calcium resinate / Zinc resinates as high performance resin solutions for the printing industry. The grade series are called Dertocal®, Granate® and Merigral® mainly for publication gravure inks and let down varnishes.