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ALTANA and Divisions

ALTANA develops and produces high-quality, innovative products in the specialty chemicals business and is one of the most successful and innovative chemical groups worldwide. About 5.700 people work at 46 production facilities and more than 50 service and research laboratories worldwide. In 2013, ALTANA achieved sales of more than 1.8 billion euros. The ALTANA Group has four divisions:

BYK stands for the globally successful Division Additives & Instruments of the ALTANA Group. It includes the additives made by BYK-Chemie and the instrument business of BYK-Gardner.
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ECKART is the leading international manufacturer of metallic and pearlescent pigments for the paints and coatings industry, the graphic arts, plastics, aerated concrete and cosmetics industries. The product range encompasses all kinds of pigments and even press-ready metallic printing inks.
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ELANTAS produces insulating materials for the electrical and electronics industry. They are found in electric motors, household appliances, cars, generators, transformers, capacitors, digital cameras, wind mills, computers, lamps, circuit boards, and sensors, and help to ensure that product design engineers can construct eversmaller and more powerful electronic devices, thus saving materials and energy.
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ACTEGA develops and produces specialty coatings, sealants, printing inks, and adhesives for rigid and flexible packaging and the graphic arts industry. These products not only deliver an attractive appearance to materials such as metal, paper, paper board or plastic, but also provide them with defined functionalities, such as high chemical resistance and physical durability.
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