Wesel, August 26, 2004

BYK-Chemie and ACMOS Chemie: Partners in release agents

BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel will be collaborating more closely with Acmos Chemie KG, Bremen, in future in order to develop innovative solutions in the area of release agents.

Within the framework of this cooperation, new products will be developed that are characterized by their improved release properties and enhanced compatibility. BYK-Chemie will manufacture the jointly developed products, while Acmos Chemie will sell the products via their global sales organization.

About BYK-Chemie:

BYK-Chemie is one of the Worlds Leading Suppliers of Additives used in the Coatings, Inks, and Plastics Industry.

Approximately 85 % of our sales are generated by exports. Our major export markets are Europe, the United States and the Far East.

Chemical additives are used by processing industries in the production of coatings, inks, and plastics. In very small quantities, BYK-Chemie additives simplify manufacturing processes, and significantly improve the quality of finished goods, such as motor vehicles and furniture. BYK‑Chemie is a member of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel. ALTANA Chemie is developing and producing high quality, innovative products in the sector of speciality chemicals.

BYK-Chemie has been producing additives since 1962 in Wesel. Today it employs over 881 people worldwide, 25 % of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.


ACMOS develops and manufactures barrier-layer-products for all industrial applications where contact between two materials must be prevented or minimised. Typical products are release agents, lubricants, anti-corrosive agents, metalworking fluids and high temperature resistant coatings.

Continuous research and development of practical barrier-layer-products ensure smooth production by users. The laboratory, production and administration facilities of ACMOS have been enlarged so far to cover an area of 10.000 m2. A workforce of about 100 strong is involved in the development, manufacture and sales of the wide range of products available - approximately 1.000 barrier-layer-products. ACMOS products are distributed world-wide by specially trained application advisers.

The dominant position on the European market is being expanded continuously by ACMOS companies in France (ACMOS FRANCE) and Great Britain (ACMOS U.K.). Similar competent advice is offered to the important American market by ACMOS INC., U.S.A., in North America and ACMOS do BRASIL in South America. In addition to all-round service constant product quality is a prerequisite for a satisfied customer. The traditional high product quality has been confirmed impartially by certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000.

"Create something good and make it constantly better" is a maxim of the management philosophy. ACMOS thus promotes world wide dialogue between machine manufacturers, raw material suppliers and customers in the most diverse industries. The best possible barrier-layer-products are the aim.

For enquiries:

BYK-Chemie GmbH

Frank Dederichs

Manager Market Communication

Tel.:(0281) 670-217

Fax:(0281) 670-660