BYK Additives & Instruments


12/2018 - 6th Edition

Season Greetings from BYK-Gardner

The year 2018 is nearly over. We thank you for your interest in our products and we also look forward to supporting you next year with your challenges to optimize the quality of your products by controlling color, appearance and physical properties.
Take a few minutes to review our 6th Newsletter, which is full of special news and “presents” – just in time for Christmas.

We wish you and your family relaxing holidays to fully recharge for 2019.

Your BYK-Gardner Team!


In our fast-moving world, you just cannot spend valuable time for data crunching. You have to be equipped with tools that allow to proactively take measures before quality starts to drift.
The next generation of smart-chart software is built on a new state-of-the-art platform and offers advanced graphics and printout functionality as well as a streamlined user interface.
Don’t miss the opportunity for a free software update!

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Off to a Good Start into the New Year
Whether in our private or business environment we are used to higher prices every year – not so with BYK-Gardner in 2019:
We will keep most of the prices the same – especially all of our color & appearance products. Attractive special promotions for our new products, spectro2guide and byko-spectra pro light booth, are also available in 2019.

Take advantage of our special JUMP-START 2019

Order by February 28, 2019 and you can choose one of these special discounts:
- 5% discount of P.O. with maximum value of 500.- €
- 500,- € BYK-Gardner coupon
- Free attendance at our Color & Appearance seminar


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You are invited to meet our new co-worker, Roger, at BYK-Gardner in Geretsried. Get inspiration for your first step in “closing the loop” between material, process and QC data for continuous quality improvement. Discuss with our robotic experts your specific needs for your own automatic measurement cell. Get ready for the future.


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On November 7 / 8, 2018 BYK-Gardner conducted its 9th US User Meeting in Dearborn, MI USA and two weeks later on November 27 / 28, 2018 its 12th European User meeting in Heidelberg, Germany. The theme of both meetings was “Color and Appearance Harmony” using BYK-Gardner’s measurement solutions to achieve CLASS A surface quality.

Over 100 participants from the automotive industry including paint and part suppliers exchanged their experiences with best practices and new approaches to visually evaluate and instrumentally control color and appearance of solid and effect finishes.

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Colors have a magical impact on the human psychic: red is beguiling, blue is soothing, black triggers humility.

Where do colors come from, how does the human being deal with it and what role did they play in former times? The Harvard University of Cambridge near Boston has collected more than 2500 pigments in its archives. The art museums of this university have released an “atlas of rare and common colors”. It points out how the world became colorful; following is a brief array of popular shades and tones.

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