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Eckart announces price increases for Pearl Pigments

Published on 2007-09-24. Author : SpecialChem

Due to the increased costs of energy, raw materials and transportation Eckart will increase prices for pearlescent pigments between 5 -15% depending on the product group and application. The new prices will become effective on October 1st.


ALTANA develops and produces high-quality innovative products in the specialty chemicals business. The ALTANA Group, with headquarters in Wesel/Germany, is a genuine "global player" with 83% of its sales generated by international activities. The ALTANA Group has four divisions: BYK Additives & Instruments, ECKART Effect Pigments, ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, and ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants. All of these divisions occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation, and service.

ALTANA offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions with the matching specialty products for coating manufacturers, paint and plastic processors, the printing and cosmetic industries, and the electrical and electronic industry. The product range includes additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins and varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments.

At present, the ALTANA Group has more than 31 production facilities and 45 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the group 4,500 people work to ensure the success of ALTANA worldwide. In 2006, ALTANA achieved sales of about 1.3 billion euros. Its impressive earnings power and high growth rate make ALTANA one of the most successful and innovative chemical groups worldwide.

Source: ALTANA

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