Color, appearance and physical testing instruments

Bjørn Thorsen A/S is the official distributor for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland of BYK-Gardner instruments. BYK-Gardner is a global supplier to the automotive, paint, plastic industries and their respective OEMs for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties. Leading actor in this field since 1924, BYK-Gardner is part of the Altana Group and a direct subsidiary of BYK-Chemie. 

Color and appearance instruments control consistency and optimal aspect of multi-component products. Physical testing instruments facilitate standardized sample preparation methods and measure material properties from wet to dry stage. 

Quality reinforced through standards and guidelines

BYK-Gardner follows the Total Quality Management (TMQ) principle; their instruments are manufactured and validated in line with international standards, guidelines & procedures: DIN EN ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 14001. By following international standards, guidelines and procedures in regards to the physical instruments, Bjørn Thorsen guarantees a high quality of products for all partners in the value chain.

Below is an overview in English, Danish and Swedish of selected BYK-Gardner instruments we offer, summarized according to their application purposes. If you are looking for more specific instruments within a certain group, please feel free to contact us.

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Distribution in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland

Color Instruments​
Måleudstyr til farvemåling og kvalitetskontrol
Instrument för kulörmätning​

BYK instruments

spectro2guide 45/0; spectro-guide spher gloss; spectro2guide d/8


Light booth

byko-spectra pro; byko-spectra standard

Appearance Instruments​
Måleudstyr til visuel farvekontrol
Instrument för visuell kontroll

Gloss Meters

micro-gloss; micro-TRI-gloss; micro-gloss robotic

Orange Peel / DOI Meters

wave-scan dual; micro-wave-scan; wave-scan II

Physical testing Instruments
Måleudstyr til fysisk test af maling
Utrustning för mätning av fysikaliska egenskaper​

Drawdown Cards

byko-chart Opacity / Penopac / Uncoated / Brushout; Spray Monitors

Dry Film Thickness Gages

byko-test 8500; byko-test 4200/4500; byko-cut universal; DUALSCOPE MP0R

Rotational Viscometers

byko-visc Advanced EX; byko-visc Premium; byko-visc Basic EX

Wet Paint Testing

Conductivity Meter; Density Cups;
Permeability Cups


Digital Pocket Microscope;
Precision Microscope

Impact Testers

Falling Dart / Light-Duty / Heavy-Duty / ISO Impact Tester

Flexibility Testers

Mechanical Cupping Tester;
Automatic Cupping Tester

Contact our experts:

Peter Tikjøb
+45 35 25 78 87

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Contact information

Bjørn Thorsen A/S
Søholm Park 1
2900 Hellerup

Direct number:
+45 35 43 88 43