BYK Additives & Instruments

Wesel, August 11, 2015

BYK to present additive solutions for aqueous coating systems at the Asia Pacific Coatings Show (APCS)

Wesel, August 11, 2015. - At this year’s APCS, to be held from September 17 to 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, BYK will be presenting its latest product developments in the aqueous coatings and printing inks sectors.

Additives with a wide range of applications such as BYK-1640, a VOC- and silicone-free polymer defoamer, will move up to center stage at this year’s trade fair presentation.

At the conference accompanying the Show, János Hajas, Technical Support Manager at BYK, will present and explain the principles and advantages of adhesion promoters in coatings.


About 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, Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer and Denekamp (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville (USA) and Tongling (China).

Today the company employs around 1,900 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.