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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 make VOC-free additives our customers successful by allowing them to outshine their Many of our customers want their products to be free from competition with new products and solutions. In light of the the odor pollution that is often caused by volatile organic globally growing consciousness for ecological responsibility, compounds (VOCs). Our response to this is an entire range of the development of environmentally friendly products takes on VOC-free additives. It includes products from all groups. considerable importance for BYK, and for our customers. This is what makes Greenability part of our innovative strength. Additives for VOC reduction So, what exactly is Greenability? At BYK we concentrate on BYK has developed specialty additives for the plastics sector three fields: Life cycle assessments, avoidance of odor pollution that reduce the VOC emissions of polypropylene. With these and the use of renewable raw materials. additives, products made of recycled polypropylenes show minimized odour and emissions. Life cycle assessment Life cycle assessments enable us to make a systematic Additives based on renewable raw materials analysis of all ingredients in a product and their effects on Mineral oil-based raw materials are the traditional starting point the environment. We focus on the carbon footprint. It gives for products in the coatings and plastics sector. In efforts to be us insight into the quantity of the greenhouse gas, carbon environmentally friendly, it makes sense to look for alternatives. dioxide (CO2), that is created directly or indirectly during the Our additives, that are based on renewable raw materials, have manufacturing of the product. With our life cycle assessments, delivered success. They are entirely biodegradable and are in as defined by ISO 14040 and 14044, we were the first additive no way inferior in their performance compared with traditional manufacturer to create an ecological balance sheet for products. 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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