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November 16, 2015

Development team behind CMR-free rheological additives acknowledged with the BYK Advance innovation prize

At BYK Additives & Instruments, a leading supplier in the field of additives and measuring instruments for the coatings, inks and construction chemistry industry, the amended labeling for N-ethylpyrrolidone (NEP), which can be found as a solvent in additives, has also necessitated adjustments to the labeling of some rheological additives. 

October 09, 2015

Process optimization with BYK additives

At Chinacoat, the largest and most important trade fair for the coatings sector in the Asian region, BYK Additives & Instruments, a leading manufacturer of additives and measuring instruments for the coatings and printing inks industries, will be represented with an exhibition booth covering about 180 m² 

August 11, 2015

BYK to present additive solutions for aqueous coating systems at the Asia Pacific Coatings Show (APCS)

At this year’s APCS, to be held from September 17 to 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, BYK will be presenting its latest product developments in the aqueous coatings and printing inks sectors. 

August 07, 2015

Half-Year Results: ALTANA Increases Sales by 9 Percent

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA was able to increase sales by 9 percent to €1,070 million in the first half of 2015 (previous year: €985 million). 

August 05, 2015

ALTANA extends €250 Million Credit Facility

The specialty chemicals company ALTANA AG has successfully adjusted and extended a syndicated line of credit in the amount of €250 million. 

July 10, 2015

CERAFLOUR® 964-用于粉末涂料能优化制程的新型蜡助剂


June 26, 2015

ALTANA Management Board Repositions Itself for the Future

Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (61) is going to retire and will hand over the chairmanship of the Management Board to longtime Management Board member Martin Babilas (43) on January 1, 2016, Stefan Genten (46) will become ALTANA’s new Chief Financial Officer on August 1, 2015

May 26, 2015

Dr. Stephan Glander New Division President of BYK Additives & Instruments

Dr. Stephan Glander (46) has been appointed new Managing Director of BYK-Chemie GmbH, based in Wesel, Germany 

March 30, 2015

BYK®-1640 - emission-free defoamer for aqueous systems

BYK Additives & Instruments is launching a new additive on the market 

March 20, 2015

ALTANA Achieves Leap in Sales and Earnings in 2014

Sales rise by 11 percent to around €2 billion, EBITDA reaches €397 million, with a margin of 20.4 percent, Outlook: Further profitable growth in 2015

March 16, 2015

BYK-Gardner QC Solutions for Cosmetics

BYK-Gardner is now introducing a complete new and innovative line of accessories for the cosmetic industry.  

March 06, 2015

BYK additives for optimized processes

At BYK Additives & Instruments, a leading supplier of additives and measuring instruments for the coatings, printing inks and construction industries, the final preparations for its presence at this year’s ECS are now running at full speed. 

February 26, 2015

Change in Adhesives & Sealants personnel at
BYK Additives & Instruments

As of January 1, 2015 there has been a personnel change in the Adhesives & Sealants department. Tobias Austermann, formerly a member of the sales team at BYK specializing in adhesives and sealants, has been appointed successor to Jan Lenz, the previous head of department. 

February 05, 2015

New BYK coupling agent:
SCONA® TPPP 9212 for polypropylene glass fiber compounds

BYK has developed a new coupling agent for use in polypropylene glass fiber compounds 

February 04, 2015

DISPERBYK®-2055 – 100% wetting and dispersing additive with very broad application spectrum

DISPERBYK-2055 is a high molecular-weight wetting and dispersing additive that covers a very broad application spectrum 

January 27, 2015

Alejandro Basterra is the new Managing Director at BYK Chemie de México

Alejandro Basterra is the new Managing Director of BYK Chemie de México as of January 5, 2015 

January 19, 2015

ECS 2015: Process optimization courtesy of BYK additives

The presentation of BYK Additives & Instruments at the European Coatings Show 2015 in Nuremberg is solely devoted to the topic of process optimization. 

January 09, 2015

Development team behind DISPERBYK®-2200 awarded the BYK Advance innovation prize

The high-quality stabilization of phthalocyanine pigments and carbon blacks in solvent-borne coating systems, printing inks and inkjet inks was the driver for developing DISPERBYK-2200