Altana: Innovation Award 2012
Altana AG, Wesel, Germany, has given the 2012 Innovation Award to BYK, Wesel, Germany. The prize was awarded for high performance CRP wetting and dispersing additives for sophisticated coatings applications. The prize awards technically innovations that are already successful in the market. The presentation of the prize took place within the framework of the 5th international Altana Innovation Conference held in Wesel on November 7 and 8, 2012.
BYK’s winning team has developed a new technology platform based on CRP comb copolymers with quaternary ammonium structures as pigment-affinic groups. Dispersants based on this structure are used in various high-end applications, like FPD, automotive coatings and inkjet inks. With this development BYK shapes important market trends and enters new application fields.
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