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ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division Inaugurates New Innovation Center at Grevenbroich Research Site

Actega
ACTEGA Rhenania, a globally leading coatings and adhesives specialist, inaugurated its new laboratory building in Grevenbroich on June 5. The company, which belongs to the specialty chemicals group ALTANA, invested around 10 million euros in the new building. The building has an area of 5,700 square meters, doubling ACTEGA Rhenania’s space for research and development. “With this investment we are considerably boosting our innovative strength and bolstering one of our most important competitive advantages,” says Dr. Thomas Sawitowski, the managing director of ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH. A

Perstorp’s non-phthalate PVC plasticizer, Pevalen™, obtains FDA approval for food contact applications

Perstorp steak
As of May 28 2019, Perstorp has obtained FCN 001967 (Food Contact Notification) from the FDA for the use of Pevalen™ as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymers for use in repeated‐use food contact articles.

RHEOBYK – the new product family for organic rheology additives

Rheobyk
Under the new brand name RHEOBYK, the specialty chemicals company from Wesel has grouped together around 40 organic products from its wide-ranging rheology portfolio for the start of the European CoatingsShow (ECS) in Nuremberg. In taking this step, BYK is shining the spotlight on its organic additives and so making it much easier for customers to find their way around its extensive rheology range.

UV Days 2019 with over 1300 participants from 46 countries

IST Metz UV days
At the UV Days, which took place from 13 to 16 May in Nürtingen, organizer IST Metz welcomed over 1300 guests and 55 exhibitors from a total of 46 countries.

BYK-3450 and BYK-3451 honored in China with a top-class industry award

BYK Ringier
Two new BYK additives, which have been developed primarily for the printing inks and inkjet inks segment, have won a Ringier Technology Innovation Award this May, one of the most prestigious industry awards in China. At the award ceremony in Shanghai, special attention was drawn to their groundbreaking wetting properties and broad compatibility in aqueous systems for the graphics and coating industries.

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