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BYK Additives & Instruments opens new lab building in Wesel



Published May 24, 2012
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As part of its global marketing and sales conference and the site’s 50th anniversary, BYK Additives & Instruments has opened an ultramodern lab building in Wesel, Germany. The facility constitutes 8,000 square meters of lab space and 130 jobs have been created. Since the end of 2011, roughly 80 lab staff have already been working there, primarily on developing innovative additives for plastics applications.

“This new building is an integral part of our company’s innovation strategy," said Roland Peter, president of BYK Additives & Instruments. "Whoever is globally networked and wants to collaborate successfully on application development must create space for effective communication. The new laboratory building constitutes the ideal conditions for this due to its user-oriented planning and generous amount of space.”

Particular value was placed in the planning stage on the efficient use of energy. With the aid of near-surface geothermal energy, heat pumps and heat recovery systems, primary energy consumption can be reduced by 30 percent against standard buildings. Regarding the construction materials used, they either consist of renewable materials or are easily disposed of the company said. Likewise, the insulation and the entire ventilation system are in compliance with the strict energy requirements.

As a result the new facility has been able to meet all the necessary requirements for the LEED precertification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) under the Platinum standard and has received the official documentation from the USGBC (Green Building Council).

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