ALTANA

Wesel, March 6, 2007

Outstanding technical on-site support in Southeast Asia

BYK-Chemie opens new labs in China and Singapore

On January 24, in a traditional opening ceremony, BYK-Chemie inaugurated an ultramodern technical laboratory at Langfang, located between Beijing and Tianjin. In doing so, BYK-Chemie signaled its ongoing support for its customers based in the north of China by providing them with optimum on-site assistance, passing on its knowhow and demonstrating once again its closeness to local markets. In Singapore, too, BYK-Chemie opened its new, enlarged lab in an official ceremony.

"The establishment of a laboratory in northern China had been on the agenda for a longer time, since, with our knowledge, we want to support our customers in their search for solutions through our proximity to them, through premises consistent with the international standard, and with ultramodern equipment," says Dr. Roland Peter, Chairman of the Management Board of  BYK-Chemie.

Parallel to this, new premises were being occupied in Singapore. BYK-Chemie now operates a technical lab with 754 square meters, allowing the company to deliver customer support in many areas of application. Above all, investment has been made in purchasing technical equipment. This means that, among other things, the latestgeneration BYK-Gardner instruments are now available for use.

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 foreign countries. 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 1052 people worldwide, 25 % of whom work in research and development departments or technical laboratories.