BYK is one of the world’s leading suppliers of additives used to improve product property characteristics and manufacturing processes for the plastics, coatings, inks, and oil & gas industries.
Key application areas include coupling and compatibilzation additives, clay-based products for reinforcement, FR and barrier, wetting and dispersion additives for pigments and fillers, and specialty processing additives including VOC reduction. BYK also offers a wide range of formulated products including heat and UV stabilizers, slip and anti-block, anti-static, anti-fogging, nucleating, flame retardant and desiccants in both compacted and dispersed concentrate form to improve handling and deliver superior performance in many thermoplastic applications.
As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has headquarters and central R&D in Wesel, Germany and production sites in Europe, North America and China. Each region is supported by local application development and technical service laboratories.
BYK actively supports sustainability by developing additives based on renewable resources and by being committed to reducing its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement to zero worldwide by 2025.
The company employs around 2,200 people globally and forms part of the ALTANA Group.