ALTANA Innovation Conference 2012

On November 07th and 08th, 2012, the 5th ALTANA Innovation Conference was held in Wesel.

About 160 top researchers and developers of the specialty chemicals Group from all over the world gathered at the 5th international Innovation Conference to discuss technical and economic developments as well as future innovative trends. For ALTANA, innovation is the pivotal key to further growth. With research and development expenditure of about 6% of sales, which is clearly above the industry average, ALTANA secures its technological edge and provides customers with unique innovative products and services. New developments are investigated and implemented together with the customer and in close proximity to them. More than 50 laboratory and research sites worldwide provide customerslocally with innovative solutions in the area of surface protection and surface finishing. Every fifth ALTANA employee globally works in research or application technology.

The highlight of the ALTANA Innovation Conference 2012 was the presentation of the ALTANA Innovation Award 2012. For the fourth time, the prize has been awarded to technically outstanding innovations that are already successful in the market. BYK's winning team has developed a new technology platform based on CRP comb copolymers with quaternary ammonium structures as pigment-affinic groups. The winning team is: Dr. Bernd Göbelt, Mark Heekeren, Marcus Meichsner, Dr. Stefan Mößmer, Markus Rößner, Sabine Stelz, and Akihiro Wakahara.

Find more about the ALTANA Innovation Award 2012.