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The Gonzales (TX) site is BYK’s largest production facility with a footprint of over 134,000 square meters. Established in the early 1950s, the facility became a part of the BYK family in 2013.

A highly skilled workforce of over 150 employees focuses on creating value for customers by delivering over 70 distinct clay-based additives (CBAs) that impart thickening/gelling and other rheological properties to formulations. The site provides solutions globally in selected markets such as paints, plastics, inks, feed additives, and energy, to mention a few. CBAs can also provide other added values in applications such as mechanical property improvement, fire retardancy, and barrier properties. The research and development group, housed in the new GA/R&D building, develops and supports innovative and differentiated solutions in the CBA business.


1212 Church Street
TX 78629 Gonzales
United States

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Health and safety always have top priority at BYK. All operations comply to ISO standards (9001, 14001, and OHSAS 18001) as well as meeting the corporate safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainability goals established by the ALTANA organization.