WESEL, Germany – BYK Additives & Instruments has honored its international project team responsible for the company’s additive CERAFLOUR® 1000 with the BYK Advance innovation award.

The additive is formed, thanks to biotechnology, with the aid of bacteria. It opens new perspectives for the use of biotechnology in the coating industry and can be applied in aqueous, radiation-curing, solvent-free and solvent-borne systems. This innovative product makes for efficient matting and at the same time involves a soft-touch effect. In addition, systems in which CERAFLOUR 1000 is used exhibit a high level of transparency as well as improved scratch resistance.

“I am especially pleased to bestow the award on this international project team, as it shows that we at BYK are able to develop and manufacture exceptional products across borders,” said Dr. Roland Peter, President Division BYK Additives & Instruments.