Fuerth, June 29, 2006
ECKART: Metal Surcharges
Due to a drastic increase in copper and zinc prices,we announced the introduction of a metal surcharge on 21 April 2006.
Raw materials are still very expensive, which does notallow for long-term stocking. For the time being, Eckart has adopted thestrategy of stocking up on a quarterly basis. Therefore, in the future, we willannounce the necessary metal surcharges quarterly, each of which will apply for3 months.
Regarding our stocking for the months of July, Augustand September, the following metal surcharges will apply for the third quarterof 2006:
Standart® Bronze Powder:€/kg2,50
Mastersafe® and Powdersafe®:€/kg2,25
Rotovario® solvent based:€/kg2,--
Gravure andFlexo Inks:€/kg1,--
About ECKARTECKARTis a leading global manufacturer of metallic printing inks and effect pigments.Based in