BYK Kometra recently announced the opening of a new production building in Schkopau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. BYK Kometra produces special surface-active copolymers that are used in many applications as adhesion promoters and impact modifiers. The new production building, which cost approximately €7 million (~ $9 million), was built in response to global demand for high-performance plastic modifiers.

“We are delighted that this new production building here at the Schkopau site enables us, on the one hand, to send a positive signal on behalf of not only the people employed here but also the Saalekreis region as a whole and, on the other, to expand our production capacities of plastic modifiers by approximately 50%,” said Uwe Zakrzewski, Ph.D., managing director, Marketing and Sales, BYK Additives & Instruments.

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