Wesel, December 15, 2004

Brazilian Opening Ceremony

On November 23, 2004 the 8th BYK-Chemie application laboratory was officially inaugurated.

On the premises of the BYK-Chemie distributor for Brazil, Bandeirante Quimica, 190 m2 of lab area are now available to serve customer needs. Fully equipped, from application to testing equipment, the BYK-Chemie lab is responsible for the Latin American market of coatings and plastics producers.

During the opening ceremony, which was attended by over 100 guests, Mr. Carlos Abreu, Marketing Director of Bandeirante Quimica, presented the new, even more customer-oriented business model of Bandeirante Quimica. Mr. Detlev Lindner, Business Manager Paint Additives of BYK-Chemie, pointed out that the new claim of BYK-Chemie – “Substance for Success” – is clearly reflected in the new application laboratory and its facilities for assisting coatings and plastics formulators with their daily work. Dr. Wolfgang Kortmann, Global Lab Manager of BYK-Chemie, sees in this new laboratory another milestone in customer approach, bringing the company closer to the customers and their regional situation.

BYK-Chemie will extend its laboratory capacities in the near future with applications labs in India and the North of China.

For enquiries:

BYK-Chemie GmbH
Frank Dederichs
Head of Market Communication

Tel.: (0281) 670-217
Fax: (0281) 670-660
e-mail:
frank.dederichs@altanachemie.com