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Technology leadership, dedication to chemistry, exceptional solution expertise, and strong global customer intimacy are integral parts of BYK's DNA. This is reflected, among other things, in our new Best of BYK film. Enjoy watching!

High-performance additives for energy storage

Innovation competence around the battery cell: ALTANA bundles its competencies in the battery sector. While BYK positively influences and optimizes the manufacturing process and performance of battery cells with a variety of high-quality additives, ELANTAS improves a wide range of applications outside the battery cell with TIM materials and gap fillers.

A new dimension in high throughput screening

With its digital lab that is one of a kind worldwide, BYK is launching into a new era of applications technology and so is giving a whole new dimension to its range of tailor-made additive solutions for its customers. The fully automated high throughput screening (HTS) system at BYK performs series tests with impressive speed and efficiency. 220 samples can be produced and tested within 24 hours in high throughput. This is equivalent to up to 80,000 samples per year. A fully digitalized process enables the time required for series testing to be cut from the previous norm of some months to just a few days.

BYK reveals the excellent properties of BYK additives!

BYK Additives in its film series enables unique design objects to be experienced which have been created with the aid of BYK’s premium additives.


Car design icon

Be inspired by the innovative BMW i8. Against the serpentine backdrop of the Italian Alps, the first hybrid vehicle from BMW revealed itself to be a symbiosis of sportiness and efficiency whose design and functionalism is without equal. BYK illustrates the expertise of the wetting and dispersing product group by reference to this design icon.

Grand Piano

The award-winning Korean pianist Sukyeon Kim played on a Grand piano during filming. Handcrafted with the maximum care, the unmistakable sound results from their precise and elaborate manufacture. A grand piano requires over 12,000 individual parts and a year to build. It is lacquered six times and finally ground and polished to a half-millimeter coating thickness until it reflects without distortion. BYK Additives illustrates its defoamer expertise by reference to this classic.

Infinity Bridge

The Infinity Bridge derived its name from the image of the infinity symbol its shape creates when reflected in the waters of the River Tees, which it crosses downriver from the town of Stockton-on-Tees in the north-east of England. The bridge’s iconic design, comprising two arches which seem to hang over the water, was developed as part of an architectural design competition. The steel construction is 272 meters long. BYK illustrates the expertise behind its rheology additives by reference to the bridge, which links a more recent part of Stockton and the University of Durham’s Queen Campus.


BYK used a Frauscher boat for a shoot on Lake Garda in Italy. Working with drones and a second powerful boat at speeds of up to 85 km/h, the film crew captured the elegance and emotion of this extraordinary motor yacht and its superb surfaces.

Discover the magic of BYK Additives on YouTube!

The official BYK Additives YouTube channel takes you on a magical journey of discovery through the universe of Additives. 

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