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December 05, 2018

Don’t miss the next generation of BYK-Gardner’s
data analysis software smart-chart!

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is announcing the next generation of their data analysis software smart-chart. 

November 29, 2018

BYK-Gardner User Meetings 2018
The Insider Tip for CLASS A Quality Control of Automotive Exterior Finishes

On November 7/ 8, 2018 BYK-Gardner known for innovative QC solutions for color, appearance
and physical properties conducted its 9th US User Meeting in Dearborn, MI and two weeks later
on November 25 / 26, 2018 its 12th European User meeting in Heidelberg, Germany.
The theme of both meeting was “Color and Appearance Harmony” using BYK-Gardner’s
measurement solutions to achieve CLASS A surface quality. 

November 15, 2018

BYK Team Wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2018 for New Additive Product Line

The winning team prevailed against 14 competitors from all ALTANA divisions, The strong innovative strength of the additive flagship product BYK®-3560 extends BYK’s leading market position 

October 02, 2018

Additive expertise for composites and thermoplastics at FAKUMA 2018

From 16-20 October at the Friedrichshafen exhibition center, attention turns once more to the industrial processing of plastics and its challenges. 

September 14, 2018

Gardner-scrub ECE 43 – Scrub Abrasion Tester designed to comply with Economic Commission for Europe Regulation on Safety glazing.

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for
quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing the
Gardner-scrub ECE 43. 

September 04, 2018

Press Release
BYK-3560 and BYK-3565: Primed for Success!

This year’s “BYK Advance” prize has been awarded to the team behind the development of a new family of hydrophilic additives, with its flagship BYK-3560. 

August 28, 2018

Touch the color with spectro2guide – Next generation color measurement by BYK-Gardner

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality
control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing the new spectro2guide,
the revolution in color measurement. 

August 28, 2018

micro-gloss robotic: Automatic online gloss control

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing a new member of the well-proven micro-gloss family. The new micro-gloss 60° robotic enables automatic measurement of surface gloss. 

August 08, 2018

2018 Half-Year Results: ALTANA Remains on Growth Path in First Half of 2018

Operating sales increase by 6 percent , EBITDA slightly below first six months of previous year due to higher raw material costs, Forecast for 2018 as a whole confirmed  

June 05, 2018

New End-Use Brochures of BYK-Gardner: QC Solutions for Coatings

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color, appearance and physical
properties announces new publications focusing on QC solutions for specific end-use markets
like coatings, plastic and cosmetics. 

May 29, 2018

DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081 win “Ringier Technology Innovation Award”

DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081 win “Ringier Technology Innovation Award” 

May 02, 2018

New BYK technology optimizes the added value of epoxy resin manufacturers

Thixbooster and Thixbreaker provide users with two new process additives that interact in perfect synchronization.  

February 23, 2018

BYK-Gardner Seminars – Basics of Color, Gloss and Physical Properties

BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, is introducing the new combination of seminars in Europe. 

February 21, 2018

World debut: BYK develops the first coupling agent for carbon fibers

Suited for all types of carbon fiber, Improves flexible and transverse tensile strength by up to 70 percent, Liquid additive, easy to incorporate 

February 02, 2018

BYK Additives Passes on Price Increases

BYK will raise its prices for additives by an average of 8%, effective from April 1, 2018, or as existing contracts permit. 

January 18, 2018

ACS 2018: BYK Additives for an Optimized Future

American Coating Show 2018 in Indianapolis 

November 28, 2017

Entry-Level Employees and Managers at Variance about Lateral Thinking

Every fourth entry-level professional believes that workforces should consist mainly of lateral thinkers so that a company can be innovative  

November 16, 2017

BYK to invest $50 million to expand Gonzales, TX facility

BYK Additives & Instruments, one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments and a member of the ALTANA Group, today announced a commitment to expand its facility in Gonzales, Texas.  

November 02, 2017

Pickering workshop in London – powered by BYK

Pickering-Workshop in London 

October 18, 2017
October 06, 2017

byko-spectra pro light booth – See things the right way

BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, is introducing the new byko-spectra pro. No other light booth came ever closer to natural daylight. Thanks to the combination of LEDs and filtered halogen lamps byko-spectra pro offers the best D65 on the market. 

October 05, 2017

Bremen: ACTEGA DS Investing 18 Million Euros in Site Expansion

The specialist for closure and packaging technologies, ACTEGA DS, is investing around 18 million euros to expand its research and manufacturing site in Bremen. 

October 04, 2017

byko-spectra pro light booth – See things the right way

BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, is introducing the new byko-spectra pro. 

September 12, 2017

micro-gloss 60° XS – Brilliant gloss control for small parts

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing a new member of the well-proven micro-gloss family, which has an ultra-small port for measuring gloss at small surface areas 

July 20, 2017

BYK to build new integrated site in Shanghai

BYK to build new integrated site in Shanghai 

May 29, 2017

Ringier honors BYK with two innovation awards

BYK is delighted to have received two accolades from China 

May 26, 2017

temp-gard basic – Control and Optimization of your Curing Process

BYK-Gardner – producer of complete QC solutions for measuring color, appearance, and physical properties in the automotive, paint and plastic industries – is expanding the oven temperature recorder family: new temp-gard basic with 6 probes, robust thermal barrier and temp-chart lite software for easy Pass/Fail data analysis.  

May 12, 2017

byko-drive XL – Automatic Film Applicator with the most flexible design to perform drawdowns of coating and inks

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing the bykodrive XL Automatic Film Applicator. 

May 12, 2017

byko-spectra lite – economy light booth with premium
performance

BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, is introducing the new light booth bykospectra lite. In addition to the well-proven BYK-Gardner light booth range, the lite version with five light sources and compact design builds the standard for critical visual evaluation in laboratory and production.  

May 12, 2017

40,000 Axalta Spectrophotometers Help Collision Repair Professionals Achieve Excellent Color Match, Improving Productivity

Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, recently celebrated the sale of its 40,000th spectrophotometer at the Specialty Equipment Market Association tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, where Mike Carr, Axalta President – North America, and Michael Gogoel, BYK-Gardner USA President, unveiled a commemorative spectrophotometer. BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring colour and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics, manufactures Axalta’s spectrophotometers. 

March 17, 2017

2016 Results: ALTANA Achieves Sales Increase and Leap in Earnings

Sales amount to €2,075 million, EBITDA reaches €453 million, Outlook for 2017: Further profitable growth
 

March 13, 2017

There’s no compromising the coating system with BYK additives

The times when a decorative coating for interior or exterior use in the architectural sector was simply paint without any function are long since gone. 

March 02, 2017

BYK completes the acquisition of PolyAd Services

BYK has completed the acquisition of the plastics additives manufacturer PolyAd Services 

February 09, 2017
January 17, 2017

Laboratory inauguration in Russia

On December 15, 2016, BYK celebrated – together with HOMA, a manufacturer of dispersions and emulsions based in Dzerzhinsk, Russia – the opening of an ultra-modern laboratory for BYK’s application technology in Shchyolkovo, near Moscow.  

January 16, 2017

"Educational Coaching" Project Extended

Project partners report positive results and continue to support equal opportunity for elementary school children in Wesel  

January 04, 2017

ALTANA Acquires Formulated Resins Business from Solvay

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the Formulated Resins business of Belgian chemical group Solvay