Wesel, October 5, 2005

NANOBYK-3650: All-in-One Additive

As in many other areas, nanotechnology opens up new horizons in the coatings industry. So far, many users have been very interested in taking advantage of this state-of-the-art technology but have refrained from doing so because the handling of nano-additives required highly specialized know-how.

Being an innovative manufacturer of additives, BYK-Chemie has invested in nanotechnology from a very early stage and is now in the position to launch a new additive for long-term surface protection of solvent-borne coatings that provides all users with easy access to the latest in technology: NANOBYK-3650.

NANOBYK-3650 is liquid. NANOBYK-3650 is non-dusting and does not require extra protection. It is easy to dose. Incorporation of NANOBYK-3650 just needs low shear forces, which is time and energy saving. But NANOBYK-3650 is not only easy to use – BYK-Chemie has succeeded in bringing seemingly incompatible opposites into line: long-term scratch resistance and preservation of all other important paint properties like gloss, haze, flexibility and adhesion! NANOBYK-3650 exhibits optimum distribution over the whole of the coating and can even improve the flow. The result: depending on the application, no other surface active materials are needed.

More information on this and other new products are available under:www.byk-chemie.com

About BYK-Chemie:
BYK-Chemie is one of the world’s 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.

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 develops and produces high quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals.

BYK-Chemie has been producing additives since 1962 in Wesel. Today it employs around 935 people worldwide, 25 % of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.