In addition, BYK-Chemie USA Inc., Wallingford, Conn., recently received the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for offering the most comprehensive product portfolio to the U.S. paint additives market. The award is presented each year to a company that has demonstrated the most insight into customer needs and product demands The recipient company should have optimized its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance and feature points required by the market.

BYK-Chemie has met the changing requirements of the U.S. paint additives market by staying ahead in technology innovation, developing high-quality paint additives and penetrating new market segments with tailor-made products.

"BYK-Chemie continuously strives to stay in the competitive edge by introducing new products," notes Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Deepak Tulsian. "It aims at introducing between five and 15 new products each year in this market..."