BYK is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments.
The coatings, inks and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet in the oil & gas industry, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes.
As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Earth City and Rochester Hills (USA) as well as in Tongling (China).
Today the company employs around 2,250 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.
Expertise in Plastics Additives-BYK, Addcomp and PolyAd now offer additive solutions with a wide range of functions such as flame retardancy, thermal stabilization, UV stabilization, nucleation, and anti-fog. Addcomp and PolyAd are leading formulators and developers of multi-component additive solutions for the global plastics market. Their additives base on unique process technologies, like skin-core or specialized compacting processes. These technologies allow to formulate complex, multi-component additive systems in easy to handle product forms so as to optimize dispersion properties, improve the processing of liquid additives, and achieve high additive concentrations. Additives from Addcomp and PolyAd improve the properties of thermoplastics used in the automotive, construction and packaging industries, as well as in other applications. For the PVC industry, BYK has launched BYK-1166 which is recommended for chemically foamed PVC plastisols regarding white index and surface properties.