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BYK Honors its Researchers for Developing Biodegradable Ceraflour® 1000 for Coatings

Published on 2012-07-18. Author : SpecialChem

Regenerative, biodegradable, wax-like properties, and versatility - these were the key aspects that fundamentally convinced the team of jurors of the innovative strength of CERAFLOUR® 1000.

The BYK additive is formed - thanks to biotechnology - with the aid of bacteria. It opens new perspectives for the use of biotechnology in the coating industry and can be applied in aqueous, radiation-curing, solvent-free and solvent-borne systems. This innovative product makes for efficient matting and at the same time involves a soft-touch effect. In addition, systems in which CERAFLOUR® 1000 is used exhibit a high level of transparency as well as improved scratch resistance.

"I am especially pleased to bestow the award on this international project team, as it shows that we at BYK are able to develop and manufacture exceptional products across borders," Dr. Roland Peter, President Division BYK Additives & Instruments, stated.

About BYK Additives

BYK is ALTANA Group's successful global Additives & Instruments business unit. It encompasses the additives of BYK-Chemie and the instruments business of BYK-Gardner. Both companies rank exceptionally high within their respective markets.

The main uses for BYK additives include application areas in the coatings, printing ink and plastics industries. But the demand for BYK additives is also growing rapidly in paper coatings, in the production of adhesives and sealants and in construction chemistry - because they are also being used to continuously optimize product properties and manufacturing processes in these sectors as well. In 2009, BYK expanded its product portfolio with the addition of raw materials used in the manufacture of release agents for aluminum die-casting.

For the coatings and plastics markets, BYK offers complete and unique system solutions: additives for the enhancement of coatings and plastics properties, and instruments for the objective assessment of the color, appearance and physical properties of coatings and plastics.

Source: BYK

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