Regenerative, biodegradable, wax-like properties, and versatility—these were the key aspects that fundamentally convinced the team of jurors of the innovative strength of Ceraflour 1000. The BYK additive is formed 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 solventborne 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.