BYK expects to invest $50 million to construct a manufacturing facility to increase the company’s capabilities and capacities for key products in the rheology additive portfolio, specifically the GARAMITE product line.
In addition to the expansion of production capabilities and several infrastructure upgrade measures, BYK intends to develop a new R&D Center to house the global competence center for natural rheology.
“BYK will increase its supply capability for its customers and facilitate the expected volume growth of diverse rheology additives,” said Stephan Glander, division president BYK Additives & Instruments. “At the same time, we will strengthen our competitive position in the area of GARAMITE additives.”
In total, BYK has six production sites in the USA. Approximately 150 employees work in Gonzales, TX at the BYK site.