WESEL, Germany – BYK Additives & Instruments has concluded an exclusive agreement with the Spanish technology research center ITENE of Valencia on the production and marketing of new clay-based additives for the packaging industry.

The technology developed by ITENE enhances the barrier properties, the mechanical resistance and the thermal stability of packaging materials based on polylactic acid (PLA).

The agreement means that the sales organization of BYK Additives & Instruments is now responsible for the global distribution of this ITENE technology on the U.S., European and many Asian packaging markets.