Fuerth, April 21, 2006

Metal Surcharges

Due to the dramatic increase of costs for copper and zinc, Eckart will invoice metal
surcharges with immediate effect.

The surcharges vary according to the following products groups per kilogramme:

Bronze powder:

1,50 €

Bronze pastes:

1,35 €

Rotosafe®:

1,43 €

Mastersafe®:

1,35 €

Rotovario® solvent based:

1,20 €

Rotovario® aqua:

1,05 €

Gravure- and Flexo Inks:

0,60 €

Offset Inks:

0,70 €

ECKART is a leading global manufacturer of metallic printing inks and effect pigments. Based in Fürth, Germany, and with approximately 1,850 employees to date worldwide, the company develops, produces and sells metallic and pearlescent pigments in powder, paste and pellet form, as well as concentrates, dispersions and printing inks. ECKART products are used in the graphic arts industry, the coatings and paints industry, the plastics and foam mortar industry and in cosmetics. ECKART is currently represented in over 70 countries.

Please find more information on the company and its products on our website www.eckart.net.