BYK has completed the expansion of its Shanghai integrated site, its second production facility in China following BYK Tongling. The site is designed for an annual capacity of 4,750 tons. The entire phase II project was officially completed on March 18, 2022. The first pail of the surface additive BYKETOL-OK, which is applicable for automotive and industrial coatings, rolled off the production line on July 8, 2022.

With the official start of project phase II, BYK is expanding its production capacity in China, and its offerings. BYK’s  product range includes defoamers, surface additives, and other additives. These additives are applicable for automotive, industrial, furniture, and architectural coatings, printing inks, adhesives, thermoplastics, thermosets, and many other applications. The products comprise various systems such as solvent-borne, solvent-free, low-polarity, high-polarity, etc.

“The opening of SCIP II represents a crucial milestone in our global growth strategy. Many global value chains have a broad base in China, and China is the decisive growth market for us in the medium and long term,” said Tammo Boinowitz, Ph.D., division president of BYK. 

The BYK Additives Shanghai production expansion is the beginning of BYK’s development strategy in China. In the near future, the scale and energy level of the Shanghai site will also be further enhanced. As the frontier for intelligent production exploration, green factory, and technological innovation, the Shanghai integrated site will establish an intelligent manufacturing process with 85% automatic feeding, focus on the production of silicone additives with innovative technologies, and achieve an annual capacity of over 20,000 tons to provide more value for our customers. 

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