The Biotechnology Department is engaged in the following sustainability topics.
In the field of chemicals based on renewable resources, there are biological substances with unique properties that are specifically designed for use as a bio-additive.
In other industries bio-products are used, that sometimes do not meet all requirements. Through the targeted investigation of ALTANA products regarding bio-effects, ALTANA products can be identified that can help to meet these requirements.
In the area of bio-synthesis, enzymes are used as environmentally friendly catalysts that can catalyze reactions at lower temperatures. As a result, toxic catalysts are replaced by biodegradable ones.
Smart coatings are coatings that interact with their surroundings, giving the surfaces they are applied too novel properties. These novel surface functions can be realized with biotechnological processes.