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December 28, 2011

Innovative process control reports make your live easier!

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is announcing new data analysis reports in their innovative software smart-chart: scorecards as well as trend reports with drill-in functionality. 

December 19, 2011

New additive from the BYK range: CERAFLOUR® 1000

renewable and biodegradable with 100% functionality 

November 10, 2011

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging 

November 07, 2011

Life cycle assessment for additives

BYK sets new standards 

August 18, 2011

BYK-mac and smart-chart enable the use of Digital Color Standards

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is announcing a new feature in their data analysis software smart-chart: distribution of digital master standards within the whole supplier chain. 

August 04, 2011

ALTANA continues on its growth course

Healthy top line growth in the first six months of the year, High raw materials costs burden margin 

July 13, 2011

BYK-Gardner accredited by independent experts - ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Geretsried, 12th June 2011 The testing and calibration laboratories of BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - have been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. 

July 08, 2011
April 18, 2011

Albert von Hebel appointed member of the management team of BYK-Chemie GmbH

With effect from April 1, Albert von Hebel succeeds Gerd Büscher as Managing Director. In his new role, he is responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, purchasing, IT, integrated management systems, and general administration.
 

April 15, 2011
April 02, 2011

Efficient Data Analysis with smart-chart

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing a new software for BYK-mac, wave-scan and cloud-runner to efficiently analyse measurement data: smart-chart software. 

March 22, 2011

ALTANA achieves outstanding business year 2010

ALTANA achieves outstanding business year 2010 

March 18, 2011

Objectively measure mottling of effect coatings -
with the new cloud-runner

Geretsried/Germany, March 16, 2011: BYK-Gardner, producer of complete QC solutions for measuring color, appearance, and physical properties of paint and plastic, is introducing the portable “cloud-runner” to efficiently measure mottling at the paint line.

Metallic and effect finishes are of great popularity in the automotive industry. The orientation of the effect pigments (e.g. alu flakes) is very critical and is dependent on the “robustness” of the paint formulation as well as variations of process parameters.
 

March 10, 2011

BYK at the ECS: innovative and environmentally-friendly

BYK to present innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions for the coatings, printing ink, and adhesives industries from its location in Hall 7 A, Booth 205 at this year's European Coatings Show (ECS) taking place from March 29th - 31st. This year, the company headquartered in Wesel, Germany, is highlighting the brand new BYKJET® - product portfolio for inkjet applications at their booth.
The BYK booth will provide customers and those from the adhesives and sealants industry with a comprehensive overview of the innovations and further developments for these markets. 

January 20, 2011

ALTANA acquires polymer modifier producer Kometra

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has signed an agreement today to acquire Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und -Additiv GmbH.