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BYK-Gardner introduces the NEW byko-test in their instruments portfolio

Bjørn Thorsen A/S is now distributing the new byko-test – a film thickness gage with dew point measurement from BYK-Gardner, in the Danish and Icelandic markets.

The newest byk-test addition is a 2 in 1 gage, which delivers accurate and repeatable measurement of dry film thickness on Fe and NFe substrates and measures humidity, temperature, and dew point of the environment. While the new byko-test is especially aimed for coaters of exterior structures, like marine and protective coaters, there will also be a Lite version with reliable and accurate film thickness measurement only.

Some of the key attributes of this instrument are:

• Compact design for one hand operation
• Color display with 90° and 180° flip screen
• Automatic substrate recognition
• Strong wear resistant ruby probe tip
• Zero, single, two point calibrations
• Hi/Low tolerance settings for pass/fail warning
• Statistics mode with 1000 measurement memory
• Continous measurement mode
• Stability mode warns user when instrument is tilted preventing wrong readings
• SSPC specific mode for standardized measurement protocols and calibration routines

Read more about the dry film thickness gages from BYK-Gardner here or contact our representative Lars Rønsholt via

Bjørn Thorsen A/S is the official distributor of BYK-Gardner’s line of instruments for color, appearance and physical test equipment, in Denmark and Iceland.

About BYK-Gardner

BYK-Gardner, leading actor in the instruments industry since 1924, is part of the Altana Group and a direct subsidiary of BYK-Chemie. They are a global supplier to the automotive, paint, plastic industries and their respective OEMs for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties.

About the Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG)

We commercialize special raw materials from leading chemical manufacturers (e.g. BYK, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Cabot, Sun Chemicals, Venator, DRT and others), to customers in industries such as Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. In recent years, we increasingly acted as true solution provider, by leveraging our considerable technical and processing know-how, as well as flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other locations around the world. This broader capability is strongly reinforced by the development expertise of our two manufacturing affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement our BTG offering with their proprietary range of tailored alloys, compounds & specialty formulations in response to individual needs, available globally.

Posted on 2 May 2019