BYK Additives & Instruments

BYK Additives & Instruments

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

Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.

The coatings, inks and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with oil production, the manufacture of care products, paper surface finishing, the manufacture of adhesives and sealants, or construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes.

Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products and are an important part of quality control.

As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg and Schkopau (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Rochester Hills (USA) and Tongling (China).

BYK‘s instrument section (BYK-Gardner) is based in the Upper Bavarian town of Geretsried.

Today the company employs around 2,000 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.