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December 20, 2019

ALTANA Acquires Overprint Varnish Specialist Schmid Rhyner AG

• Strategic expansion of ALTANA’s ACTEGA division
• Acquisition includes production, research, and development in Switzerland and a subsidiary in the U.S. with a total of around 80 employees 

November 19, 2019

BYK presents the art of adhesive bonding

BYK not only supports students interested in STEM, but also promotes advanced training for chemistry teachers at high schools. 

November 12, 2019

BYK wins prestigious Henkel Supplier Award in the Innovation category

BYK, a leading global supplier of additives and measuring instruments, was recently honored by Henkel Adhesive Technologies with their annual Supplier Award in the category “Innovation”. 

November 07, 2019

Heterogeneous Catalysts for Sustainable Industry – powered by BYK

BYK, one of the world’s leading suppliers of additives and measuring instruments, is a key sponsor and co-organizer with the Royal Society of Chemistry of the one-day Heterogeneous Catalysts for Sustainable Industry workshop.  

October 31, 2019

Wireless, Open, and Interactive: ALTANA and BYK Employees Move into Digital Work Environment

• New building inaugurated for around 140 IT and digitalization employees
• Innovative work environment of around 3,000 square meters co-designed by employees
• 9 million euros invested 

October 10, 2019

K 2019: BYK Presents Innovative Functional Filler for Compounds

With its latest innovation for thermoplastics, BYK contributes to serve the growing demand for sustainable solutions and enabling developments related to the needs of the automobile industry for lightweight construction. At K 2019 (Booth E17, Hall 5, October 16 to 23, Dusseldorf), the world’s no. 1 trade show for plastics, BYK presents BYK-MAX CT 4270 

October 09, 2019

Changes in the management of ALTANA’s BYK division

Dr. Stephan Glander, President of ALTANA’s BYK division, is leaving the company by mutual agreement in order to take up new challenges outside the ALTANA Group. For the next months, he will support the ALTANA Management Board in a strategic consulting role. ALTANA Management Board member Dr. Christoph Schlünken will take over the divisional management of BYK and all related functions ad interim with immediate effect until a successor for this position is found.  

September 30, 2019
September 27, 2019

ALTANA takes over business of Office Color Science Company, enters Software as a Service domain

• Includes all technology and products
• Will be incorporated into the Instruments Business Line of ALTANA’s BYK division
• Strengthens position as technology leader in instrumentation solutions with refinish color matching and formulation software for automotive OEM 

August 06, 2019

Half-year results: ALTANA below the strong level of the previous year in a challenging environment

• Strong investments in research and development, digitalization, and locations worldwide
• Sales decline by 4 percent to 1,154 million euros
• EBITDA margin reaches 19.2 percent
• Forecast for the year as a whole: sales roughly at previous year's level 

August 01, 2019

Flame retardant synergist BYK-MAX CT 4260 is a K 2019 Show highlight

BYK is making intensive preparations for the upcoming K 2019 trade show, which will take place from October 16 to-23 in Düsseldorf’s exhibition halls. 

July 02, 2019

ALTANA acquires business from the Paul N. Gardner Company

• Includes all technology, products, and the ongoing business of the company
• Will be incorporated into the Instruments Business Line of the BYK Division of ALTANA
• Strengthens position as technology leader in Physical Testing Instruments and expands business mainly in the Americas

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the operating assets of the Paul N. Gardner Company Inc. of Pompano Beach FL, USA. Within the ALTANA Group, the business will be integrated into the Instruments Business Line of the BYK Division (BYK-Gardner), and will continue to operate as Paul N. Gardner. 

June 25, 2019

Student Team from Lingen Receives the 2019 ALTANA Special Prize in Chemistry for its Sustainable Business Idea

• “Jugend gründet” nationwide final on June 24 and 25, 2019, at the Porsche Training Center in Stuttgart
• The prize: a trip to one of the largest research and development sites of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA in the U.S. 

May 22, 2019

RHEOBYK – the new product family for organic rheology additives

Under the new brand name RHEOBYK, the specialty chemicals company from Wesel has grouped together around 40 organic products from its wide-ranging rheology portfolio for the start of the European Coatings Show (ECS) in Nuremberg. 

May 14, 2019

BYK-3450 and BYK-3451 honored in China with a top-class industry award

Two new BYK additives, which have been developed primarily for the printing inks and inkjet inks segment, have won a Ringier Technology Innovation Award this May, one of the most prestigious industry awards in China.  

April 09, 2019

BYK Opens New Site in Shanghai

BYK is expanding its operations in the Shanghai region to meet the anticipated growth in demand in the key Chinese market. 

March 15, 2019

2018 Results: ALTANA Remains on the Growth Path in an Increasingly Challenging Environment

• Sales increase by 3 percent to €2,307 million
• EBITDA reaches €431 million
• Research and development expenditure increases by 8 percent 

February 14, 2019

BYK-1786 to showcase at ECS 2019

BYK-1786 to showcase at ECS 2019