Press archive

On this page you will find our older press releases. Please visit our press releases to see recent messages for the current year. 

October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013

BYK Extends Management Team in Wesel

With today's completion of the acquisition of the rheology business of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., ALTANA's BYK Additives & Instruments division has announced the following addition to its management team. 

September 20, 2013

HDPE-based coupling agent wins BYK Advance award

The internally awarded BYK Advance innovation prize will this year go to the project “A new and improved modifier for PE-based Wood Plastic Composites – SCONA® TSPE 2102 GAHD”. 

September 17, 2013

BYK-mac i: Unique portable spectrophotometer to quantify fluorescent light

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of colour, appearance and physical properties - is introducing a new instrument to objectively detect and quantify fluorescent light excited in the visible range: the BYK-mac i. 

September 04, 2013

BYK additives create lasting bonds

BYK Additives & Instruments will be presenting its latest additive developments from its worldwide BYK laboratories this year at the K trade fair, which will be held from 16 to 23 of October in Düsseldorf. 

August 07, 2013

ALTANA at strong prior-year level in the first half of 2013

Sales reach €887 million with EBITDA margin at 20 percent, Research and development expenses increased still further, Forecast for the full year confirmed

July 28, 2013

ALTANA enters into agreement to acquire rheology modifier business from Rockwood

Expansion of highly specialized additives Business, Take-over of four production sites and about 340 employees, Integration in BYK Additives & Instruments division

July 10, 2013

ALTANA donates 30,000 euro to flood victims in Germany

The Wesel-based specialty chemicals company ALTANA has made a sizeable donation in aid of the people who are suffering under the consequences of the flood disaster in parts of Germany. An appeal raised 30,000 euro. 

July 09, 2013

BYK Additives & Instruments receives Platinum status from the U.S. Green Building Council

BYK Additives & Instruments receives Platinum status from the U.S. Green Building Council 

April 25, 2013

New BYK-Gardner Color Theory Poster for your lab!

So many things to do on your desk, that you cannot remember all details when it comes to color measurement and color data interpretation? Don’t worry; with the new BYK-Gardner Color Theory poster you always have the important background information right in front of your eyes. 

March 22, 2013

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012  

February 06, 2013

The Essential Element

With its trade fair motto “The Essential Element”, BYK Additives & Instruments is focusing specifically on the theme of water in Hall 4A, Booth 614, at the European Coatings SHOW (ECS) from March 19 to 21 in Nuremberg.  

January 15, 2013

BYK Additives & Instruments tweets and continues to extend its social media presence

At BYK shares purely product-related news from Research & Development with its followers.