BYK stands for the globally successful Division Additives & Instruments of the ALTANA Group. It includes the additives made by BYK-Chemie and the instrument business of BYK-Gardner.
ALTANA develops and produces high-quality, innovative products in the specialty chemicals business and is one of the most successful and innovative chemical groups worldwide. About 5.700 people work at 46 production facilities and more than 50 service and research laboratories worldwide. In 2013, ALTANA achieved sales of more than 1.8 billion euros. The ALTANA Group has four divisions: