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Our expertise is multi-faceted At BYK, the groundwork and support for the necessary regulatory expertise already starts with product development. A systematic sustainability analysis is part of our innovation process from a very early stage. Our developers will examine whether the planned formulation meets the regulatory requirements for the application in question when it is still in the laboratory phase. If this is not the case, they will look for alternatives. This also applies if, say, health or environmental risks from the substances are to be anticipated. Last but not least, we make use of our expertise that has accrued from our long-pursued Greenability strategy. It serves to support our customers with suitable additives in developing more ecofriendly products. Ultimately, our company’s own objectives regarding climate protection and the reduction of CO2 or VOCs (volatile organic compounds) help to minimize risks. Newly developed products are immediately registered in all relevant national and international chemical registers, after the laboratory phase to ensure marketability where you need it, when you need it. We commit the suppliers of our raw materials to comply with our code of conduct and thus to comply with the Global Compact principles of the United Nations. Informative and popular: BRIEF As part of our commitment to product stewardship, we provide users with the best possible support well after product rollout. Technical data sheets and safety data sheets, ready for use forms and other documents assist in this. Our BRIEF documents are especially popular. We supply one for every additive and thus make our expertise available to our customers in a concentrated form. The documents can be downloaded from our website. The BRIEF document contains all important data regarding product safety and compliance with the national or international legislation concerned. This includes the list of all registers and directories worldwide in which the product has been entered, as well as the corresponding directives. If regulations change or new ones are added, we update the BRIEF document accordingly. For all questions pertaining to REACH as well as applications under REACH, the BRIEF document provides references to the appropriate special sections of the BYK website. It also explains whether potentially critical constituents such as VOCs or other substances are contained in the product and what are explicitly not contained. Anyone requiring additional information will find the contact details of the BRIEF team also included in the document. Our operating principle: sustainable product design from the outset. 6


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