BASEL, Switzerland - EFKA Additives, a member of the Ciba Specialty Chemicals group since 2001, has been awarded with the prestigious "Erasmus Award 2005 for competitive and innovative organizations" by the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University, the Netherlands. This award singles out the Heerenveen-based producer of additives for the paint, imaging and inks, and plastics industries as the most competitive and innovative organization in the Netherlands.