Innovation in Application

Through our close collaboration with business partners research institutes and other leading experts we have secure access to leading edge scientific know-how, which we put into practice in close cooperation with our customers. We would like to show you a few examples how ALTANA and its subsidiaries are applying knowledge and technologies.

Heavy duty coatings are the toughest industrial coatings and they require robust support. BYK has developed special additives for this area of application.
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In the brief space of 11 years, our micronized wax additive Ceraflour has written its own breath-taking success story. Up to the end of 2006, the company sold more than 1 million kilos.
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Since they made their first appearance 30 years ago, effect coatings became increasingly popular - not only in the car industry.
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Seeds are highly perishable and therefore expensive. So farmers are very keen to protect their seeds from funqi, parasites and mould.
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The importance of nanomaterials for innovative products continues to rise.
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Fires in chemical plants often require very special knowledge for proper emergency strategies, but this expertise may not be present in a typical fire department.
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Specially developed devices are used to retrieve direct samples from production, analyze them, and reset the process control system based on the results.
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The chemical industry gets into trouble as there is a lack of qualified employees. Thus there is a demand for new ideas. Dr. Wilfried Scholz, head of Technical Marketing at BYK about shortage of young potential employees and KIS.
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These generators were a little unusual not too long time ago, compared to other generating units ordinarily found attached to the electrical grid.
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An increasing number of companies are taking the decision to use water-based sealing compounds (WBC)- instead of solvent-containing products (SBC) - as sealant for metal cans.
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In the past, unsaturated polyester resins replaced the solvent-containing varnishes used as secondary insulation for windings in, mainly, electrical motors.
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ACTEGA Rhenania has developed an improved solution for plastic packaging.
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