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25 October 2023

BYK and Nordmann to start strategic partnership in 2024

October 2023: Leading chemical distributor Nordmann is set to establish a strategic partnership with BYK-Chemie GmbH, a division of the ALTANA Group and a renowned manufacturer with 150 years of experience in the field of additives. This partnership starting in January 2024, will focus on the distribution of innovative additives specifically designed for personal care applications in almost entire Europe*.

BYK, a leader in specialty chemicals, has developed an innovative range of solutions catering to the personal care sector. Its additives allow for precise control of sensory properties, gloss, stability, emulsifiable and flow behavior, ultimately enhancing the properties of various personal care products such as natural cosmetics, hair care items, shampoos, face masks, antiperspirants, nail polish, and creams.


The product portfolio offered by BYK includes an array of natural and synthetic hydroclays, organoclays, and castor oil derivatives:


LAPONITE, a synthetic hydroclay, stands out with its extraordinary shear- thinning and pseudoplastic properties.


OPTIGEL, GELWHITE, and PURABYK, based on natural layered silicates, exhibit thixotropic properties that are invaluable for thickening and stabilizing water-based formulations and oil-in-water emulsions.


Organoclays such as CLAYTONE, GARAMITE, and TIXOGEL are produced by organically modifying purified natural bentonites with quaternary ammonium salts of vegetable origin, delivering high thickening efficiency across a wide spectrum of oils and solvents.


Additionally, RHEOBYK-7590 PC, a hydrogenated castor oil derivative, is tailored to serve as a thixotropic gellant and structuring agent within the oil phases of cosmetic formulations.

In the words of Anne Drewer, Global Head of Enduse Care Applications, "This partnership will have a positive impact on our future. We are very pleased to benefit from Nordmann's distribution expertise and experience in the personal care industries."


Dr. Ulla Seidel, Global Sales Director Life Sciences at Nordmann, expresses her enthusiasm, stating, "In BYK, Nordmann has gained an outstanding supplier of additives for personal care applications. The product range offered by BYK aligns perfectly with the demands of our customers in the cosmetics industry, and we are thrilled about this new strategic partnership."


*Countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldavia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK


About BYK

BYK is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals. The company’s innovative additives and differentiated solutions optimize product and material properties as well as production and application processes. Amongst other things, BYK additives improve scratch resistance and surface gloss, the mechanical strength or flow behavior of materials, and properties such as UV- and light stability or flame retardancy. In the field of quality assurance, BYK’s measuring and testing instruments serve to effectively assess appearance and physical properties.