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Welcome to the BYK-Gardner Newsletter. Here you will find selected articles and by clicking on the link of the respective issue, you can read them as a whole.

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 04/2019 - 7th Edition 

Thank you for 50,000 micro-gloss

BYK-Gardner celebrated the production of the 50,000th unit of their well known 2nd generation micro-gloss family. This is a joyful event to thank you all, dear customers, for your trust and confidence in our quality!

What does a pink flamingo have in common with a baby?

Young flamingos are born with a white downy plumage. Over time, the white color turns into pink. On their daily menu you will find seaweed and lots of small crustaceans containing the color pigment carotenoid. Exactly that pigment can be found in their plumage. 

Babies are not known for their appetite for seaweed - but what exactly do they have in common with flamingos?

 12/2018 - 6th Edition

The Secret of Colors

Colors have a magical impact on the human psychic: red is beguiling, blue is soothing, black triggers humility. 

Where do colors come from, how does the human being deal with it and what role did they play in former times? The Harvard University of Cambridge near Boston has collected more than 2500 pigments in its archives. The art museums of this university have released an “atlas of rare and common colors”. It points out how the world became colorful; following is a brief array of popular shades and tones.                                                                                                  

 06/2018 - 5ième Édition

Voir et mesurer sous la bonne lumière

Le Patchwork va bien pour une couette, mais certainement pas pour le tout nouveau réfrigérateur de la maison. Qu'un produit multicomposant soit blanc, noir ou coloré sous différentes sources lumineuses est crucial pour sa qualité. Comment pouvez-vous vous assurer, en utilisant des résultats objectifs de mesure, que votre couleur corresponde toujours visuellement?

Les Nuits Blanches à St Pétersbourg 

“C’était une nuit merveilleuse, une telle nuit ne peut exister que lorsqu’on est jeune, cher lecteur“ – écrit Dostojewski dans son roman. Pendant les nuits blanches, le soleil ne disparaît que pendant un bref instant derrière l’horizon mais ce n’est jamais pour une obscurité totale. Un moment très spécial à St Pétersbourg tout comme dans d’autres pays du monde. Les “Nuits Blanches sont célébrées de très nombreuses façons. 

 04/2018 - 4th Edition 

Expanded production site for new product production and global technical service

A new floor with approx.1.800 m² was added to the production site in Geretsried. During the construction phase we were faced with a challenging color and appearance harmony task to ensure the new floor will match the existing floors.

 12/2017 - 3rd Edition 

When white snow sparkles in different colors

Imagine the silence of an untouched, crystal clear winter landscape: The sun is shining, the sky is bright blue and the snow lights up with white and even colored sparkles.

 09/2017 - 2nd Edition 

A journey into the history of gloss measurement

It all started in the early 1900 with visual tools such as fan deck cards in various gloss shades for comparison purposes. And today high tech gloss meters objectively measure gloss with highest accuracy, miniaturized design and intelligent diagnosis functions to prevent handling faults- essential for reliable gloss communication.

Why the sky actually is not blue

According to physicists, the sky ought to be violet. The great Isaac Newton was not always right. He assumed that water vapor or water droplets in the atmosphere color the sky blue. Today, physicists have learned that the air molecules themselves are responsible for the coloring of the sky. Mistakenly, however, their theories predict a violet coloring. With the understanding of the human color perception it is explained why the color of the sky is perceived blue by the human being.

 06/2017 - 1st Edition

A trip into the Green

It is the color for the spring, but also symbolizes envy inexperience. Green is found throughout nature, it stands worldwide for all that keeps traffic rolling, but hardly anyone is buying a green car.