“We are investing in the future here,”
says Glenn West, head of BYK’s Gonzales
site in Texas. Rheology additives are produced
there. In most cases, they are special
solutions that meet individual customer
requirements. “For our customers, it
is critical that our products are consist-
ently of high quality. Our rheology additives
are precisely attuned to their
processes and often provide greater efficiency,”
he says. In order to continue
to deliver this added value in the coming
years, BYK has implemented a strategic
investment program of 70 million USD for
Course for Future Growth
The planning and design work began
about three years ago; construction work
started in the spring of 2018 and is slat-
ed for completion in 2020. The core element
is the expansion of capacity for
BYK is increasing the manufacturing capacities for rheology additives at its U.S. site in
Gonzalez by around 10,000 tons.
“ WE ARE WELL EQUIPPED
FOR THE FUTURE.”
At its Gonzales site, BYK has primarily expanded its
manufacturing capacities. As a result, the com-
pany can ensure its customers a rapid supply of high-
quality rheology additives for the next decade.
Glenn West knows what is important.
Glenn West is coordinating the expansion project.
32 Looking to the Future