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Environmental Protection When Using Hazardous Substances

Sulfuric acid is needed for additives production at BYK’s Widnes site in Great Britain, and the company stores it in special tanks. In the interest of environmental protection, in 2015 the company invested in a new facility whose concept was agreed on with the authorities. The new tanks are surrounded by a wall covered with an acid-resistant coating. This prevents environmental damage if acid ran out of the tank despite all the safety measures taken. Further advantages: Special pumps ensure there is less waste air when the tanks are filled, and automated unloading makes operation safer.