To solve this problem, BYK tailored a new additive based on CPT (Controlled Polymerization Technology)—DISPERBYK-2008. Its pigment-affinic groups have been designed in such a way that they work equally well on surface-treated silicas and on untreated silicas. Special binder-compatible groups provide compatibility with many different polymers and monomers, and a special modification achieves excellent stabilization of both the finely dispersed silica particles and the inorganic fillers in the coating. The result is a powerful matting effect that can even be achieved with standard matting agents and at low dosage levels. In addition, the reduction in viscosity provides easier processing properties for matt coatings made with DISPERBYK-2008.