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Shannon Morrison

Senior Research Chemist - BYK Additives


Dr. Shannon A. Morrison a Senior Research Chemist for BYK Additives. He received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the George Washington University for his work synthesizing magnetic nanoparticles. For the past six years he has focused on rheology in coatings and consumer care products, specializing in the applications of synthetic clay. Hailing from North Carolina, Shannon is an ACC basketball fan and in his spare time tries to be an avid reader.  He has a passion for cooking and to a lesser extent running.

1600 W. Hill St.
Louisville, KY 40210

Phone: 502 772 4426

Website: BYK Additives

Title:  Water-in-Water Encapsulation from Multicolor Paint to Future Applications

Co-Author(s): Anette Lork

BYK Additives & Instruments is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the additives and instruments sector. Approximately 87% of our sales are generated by foreign countries. Our major export markets are Europe, the United States, and the Far East.

BYK is already researching today for tomorrow's products

BYK is ALTANA Group’s successful global Additives & Instruments business unit. It encompasses the additives ofBYK-Chemie and the instruments business of BYK-Gardner. Both companies rank exceptionally high within their respective markets.

Additives are chemical substances that – even when added in small quantities – enhance product properties such as scratch-resistance or surface gloss. Moreover, entire manufacturing processes can also be optimized by means of additives. 

The main uses for BYK additives include application areas in the coatings, printing ink and plastics industries. But the demand for BYK additives is also growing rapidly in paper coatings, in the production of adhesives and sealants and in construction chemistry – because they are also being used to continuously optimize product properties and manufacturing processes in these sectors as well. In 2009, BYK expanded its product portfolio with the addition of raw materials used in the manufacture of release agents for aluminum die-casting.

The Instruments division testing instruments for the objective assessment of the color, appearance and physical properties of coatings, plastics and paper surfaces.

For the coatings and plastics markets, BYK offers complete and unique system solutions: additives for the enhancement of coatings and plastics properties, and instruments for the objective assessment of the color, appearance and physical properties of coatings and plastics.