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BYK Opens its Lab in Dubai for Developing Innovative Solutions for the Paint & Plastics Industry

Published on 2012-02-14. Author : SpecialChem

The Arab Gulf states with the commercial metropolis Dubai are today one of the fastest expanding markets in the world. There is a dynamic at work here that only compares with what is happening in China and India.

With lab opening in Dubai, BYK Additives & Instruments has laid the foundations for providing effective local support for its Middle East customers in their search for innovative solutions for the paint and plastics industry.

Now, Dr. Zakir Hussain Ansari, Head of Laboratory with years of experience in the coatings industry, can attend directly on the spot to any technical questions that arise. "It's our aim to respond quickly to customer inquiries and offer the best solutions. This laboratory with its state-of-the-art equipment is tailor-made for this," is the view of Dr. Roland Peter, Chairman of the Management Board.

The new laboratory is accommodated in Dubai's ultramodern Biotechnology & Research Park (Dubiotech).

About BYK

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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