Welcome to BYK Additives & Instruments

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the additives and instruments sector.

The BYK Additive Guide provides you with extensive information on the BYK additive portfolio and has a large variety of documents available for download as well as the option to order free samples.
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Innovative system solutions for the quality control of color, appearance and physical properties.
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The Perfect Fit: The new rheology additives are an extension of BYK's existing portfolio.
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New on the BYK website: Here you'll find our additive recommendations according to product groups – Rheology, Wetting & Dispersing and Waxes. More to follow.
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Many of our additives are already today ideal for use in aqueous systems. And every year there are further solutions that are perfect for your needs.
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Let's go DIGITAL
The catalog contains the complete BYK-Gardner Color, Appearance and Physical Testing solutions including theory information and references to international standards.

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See a live demo for BYK-Gardner products with BYK-Videos.  Short tutorials teach you how easy it is to operate the instruments. Find out more and always be up-to-date with BYK Product-Videos.
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A bond that lasts for a product lifetime
Additive recommendations for advanced fiber composite materials ensure the fibers’ stable integration within the material fibers of the plastic, and improve the system’s mechanical properties.

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The testing and calibration laboratories of BYK-Gardner have been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Locations: Columbia, Geretsried, Terrassa, Saint-Ouen Cedex, Heathrow, Shanghai PDF

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Multi-angle color measurement of metallic colors and effect pigments with the BYK-mac family of instruments for the lab, field, and on line quality control. Total color impression of effect coatings can be quantified by measuring multi-angle color and flake characterization (sparkle and graininess). Use the NEW smart-chart software with the BYK-mac spectrophotometer for a complete color quality control solution. More details on spectrophotometers for total control of effect finishes
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