WESEL, Germany - BYK Additives & Instrumentsofficially opened its new ultramodern lab building in Wesel, Germany. Current work at the facility focuses on developing innovative additives for plastics applications. pci0712-CN-BYKribbon-Cutting-300.jpg

The facility was designed and built using near-surface geothermal energy, heat pumps and heat recovery systems, which reduce primary energy consumption by 30 percent. It was built using renewable materials and materials that are easily disposed of. Additionally, the insulation and the entire ventilation system are in compliance with strict energy requirements. As a result, the facility meets the requirements for the LEED pre-certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) under the Platinum standard and has received the official documentation from the USGBC (Green Building Council).