Following Byk Tongling, the integrated site in Shanghai is now Byk’s second production plant in China. The company has invested a total of a low double-digit million EUR amount.
The new – almost 1.2 hectare – site is designed for an annual capacity of 4,750 tonnes. In general, Byk is significantly expanding its production capacity in China in order to be able to offer a diverse product range of additives. These additives are widely applicable for automotive, industrial, furniture and architectural coatings, printing inks, adhesives, thermoplastics, thermosets, and many other applications, and they comprise various systems such as solvent-borne, solvent-free, low polarity, high polarity, etc.
Further expansion planned
As the frontier for intelligent production exploration, green factory, and technological innovation, the Shanghai integrated site is intended to establish an intelligent manufacturing process with 85 percent automatic feeding, focus on the production of silicone additives with innovative technologies, and achieve an annual capacity of over 20,000 tons.