ALTANA is investing around 15 million
euros in the new technology. With the fully
automated system at BYK in Wesel,
220 samples can be produced and tested
in 24 hours in high throughput. The to-
tal number of samples per year is 80,000.
“The decisive factor for success is that
the HTS system will enable us to test products
in the future without any restrictions
on results, thus opening up completely
new application possibilities,”
explains project manager Manfred Knospe.
Specialty Chemicals in XXL
The purpose of the system is to determine
the most suitable products for individual
customer requirements from a
wide range of additives in series tests. “The
system acts like a giant filter. We can
say exactly which of a large number of tested
products are the two or three that
With the fully automated system at BYK in Wesel, 220 samples can be produced and
tested in 24 hours in high throughput.
“ WE ARE ENSURING THAT WE
WILL GROW SUCCESSFULLY
IN THE FUTURE.”
The ALTANA Group is investing in the future with its
highly innovative High Throughput Screening (HTS)
system. Serial tests are carried out with enormous speed
and efficiency at the highest level of quality. Manfred
Knospe is responsible for the implementation of this ambitious
Manfred Knospe is responsible for the implementation
of this ambitious project.
24 Looking to the Future