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BYK-Gardner develops innovative high-tech instruments, software and services for testing color, appearance and physical properties.


Award-winning Article about Measurement of Deepest Black

For 30 years, "Farbe & Lack" has honored young authors from the paint and coatings industry and their technical contributions in the field of coatings research. The prize 2023 was awarded to the article “Schwarzmessung – neu gedacht” (A new approach to measure Black) co-authored by BYK Instruments and Orion Engineered Carbons. The prize was presented to Ms. Finder at the VILF conference on representative of the group of authors.

We are pleased that the evaluation of deepest black with our innovative “PRO”- measurement instrument series has met the interest of the readers and the jury and confirms BYK-Gardner as a leading partner for the paint and plastic industries for quality control of color. Let’s celebrate together!


NEW byko-visc RT: Rotate and Flow through Thick and Thin

Viscosity is an important material property which needs to be specified and controlled to optimize how a liquid flows, spreads, or levels under certain conditions. The byko-visc RT is available as a standard and lite version with models for low, medium or high sensitivity to cover a wide range of applications and versatility in data analysis.

  • Robust design with adjustable stand
  • Easy snap-on spindle attachment
  • Solvent resistant housing
  • Precise data from instrument-to-instrument & day-to-day
  • Intuitive navigation on a large color touch display
  • Ready right out of the box - no assembly needed!



Wesel, August 7, 2023

Press Release

ALTANA strengthens its portfolio of testing
and measuring instruments with a strategic acquisition

  • Acquisition of the business of Imaginant, the leading international specialist for ultrasonic measuring equipment
  • Expansion of ALTANA's BYK division through patented technology for handheld and robotic measuring instruments
  • Entry into the growth market of the semiconductor industry


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