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
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