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Environment: Greenability at BYK Strategies for the future. BYK is the first additives manufacturer to produce an ecological balance sheet. It represents the provisional highlight of our greenability strategy; we are able to produce “green” products for our customers. We use the word Greenability to define our dedication to environmentally friendly products. Innovation is what the market demands. Our innovations VOC-free additives make our customers successful by allowing them to outshine Many of our customers want their products to be free from their competition with new products and solutions. In the odor pollution that is often caused by volatile organic light of the globally growing consciousness for ecological compounds (VOCs). Our response to this is an entire range responsibility, the development of environmentally friendly of VOC-free additives. It includes products from all groups. products takes on considerable importance for BYK, and for our customers. This is what makes Greenability part of our Additives for VOC reduction innovative strength. BYK has developed specialty additives for the plastics sector So, what exactly is Greenability? At BYK we concentrate that reduce the VOC emissions of polypropylene. With these on three fields: Life cycle assessments, avoidance of odor additives, products made of recycled polypropylenes show pollution and the use of renewable raw materials. minimized odour and emissions. Life cycle assessment Additives based on renewable raw materials Life cycle assessments enable us to make a systematic Mineral oil-based raw materials are the traditional starting analysis of all ingredients in a product and their effects point for products in the coatings and plastics sector. In on the environment. We focus on the carbon footprint. It efforts to be environmentally friendly, it makes sense to look gives us insight into the quantity of the greenhouse gas, for alternatives. Our additives, that are based on renewable carbon dioxide (CO2), that is created directly or indirectly raw materials, have delivered success. They are entirely during the manufacturing of the product. With our life biodegradable and are in no way inferior in their performance cycle assessments, as defined by ISO 14040 and 14044, we compared with traditional products. were the first additive manufacturer to create an ecological balance sheet for additives, and we update this continuously. In addition, we have analyzed selected defoamers, wetting and dispersing additives for aqueous systems, and viscosity depressants. TÜV Rheinland has confirmed and certified the results. Greenability – a selection •BYK®-1740 is a defoamer that is based on vegetable oil, a renewable raw material, and is biodegradable. •DISPERBYK®-190 is a solvent-free and VOC-free wetting and dispersing additive for paints, coatings, and adhesives of all kinds. •CERAFLOUR® 1000 is a biopolymer that supports matting, haptic effects, and the scratch resistance of wood coatings. It was developed by means of biotechnical procedures us- ing bacteria. BYK. Competencies. 19


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