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BYK Live Event: On the path to the future

BYK is preparing for a major digital event. As one of the leading specialty chemicals suppliers, BYK is taking a look into the future of additives and coatings with various online formats on April 21, 2021
Among other things, the program will feature interesting discussions and presentations by BYK's top management. The participants will include CEO Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, CTO Dr. Jörg Hinnerwisch, Business Line Manager Coating Additives Dr. Stefan Mössmer, and many other additives experts from the End Use and Regulatory divisions. 

Three subject areas will be given particular emphasis during the half-day event. The event kicks off with "BYK's contribution to more environmentally friendly coatings," followed by the "Roadmap through the regulatory landscape." The event ends with insights into "Global technology trends for coatings and inks".

The focus here will be on three new biocide-free wetting and dispersing additives: the DISPERBYK-BF series. DISPERBYK-190 BF is a VOC- and solvent-free additive for aqueous printing inks, coatings and adhesives. DISPERBYK-199 BF is likewise VOC- and solvent-free, and is outstandingly well suited for aqueous coatings, adhesives, pigment concentrates, as well as for care products for stabilizing organic and inorganic pigments. DISPERBYK-2015 BF also has a very broad-based application profile (aqueous coatings, printing inks, adhesives, care products, for binder-free pigment concentrates). 

"This Live Event is unique in the industry and is aimed above all at coating and paint manufacturers from all over the world. I am confident that many of our customers as well as formulators from flanking industries will derive a great deal of knowledge and excitement from this event,” explains Dr. Anette Brüne, Manager Global Marketing & Sales Services at BYK.

Anybody can register free of charge via in order to secure a spot at this virtual event. Everything has also been thought of for those who cannot find a place in their diary on April 21, 2021. All presentations and discussion rounds will be recorded and made available on request. Here too, registration via is therefore worthwhile.

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About BYK

BYK is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals. The company’s innovative additives and differentiated solutions optimize product and material properties as well as production and application processes. Amongst other things, BYK additives improve scratch resistance and surface gloss, the mechanical strength or flow behavior of materials, and properties such as UV- and light stability or flame retardancy. In the field of quality assurance, BYK’s measuring and testing instruments serve to effectively assess appearance and physical properties.


The company’s customers include manufacturers of coatings and printing inks, plastics, adhesives and sealants, as well as cleaners, floor coatings, and lubricants. BYK additives are also successfully used in the construction chemistry, oil and gas, and foundry industries.


BYK has a global network of subsidiaries and operates production sites in Germany (Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau), the Netherlands (Deventer, Nijverdal), and the UK (Widnes), in the USA (Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Earth City and Pompano Beach), and in China (Tongling).


The company is part of the ALTANA Group and employs a workforce of more than 2,300 people worldwide.