14. July, 2011

Strong Commitment to Innovation: ACTEGA Opens New Laboratory in Cinnaminson, NJ

  • Support for entire NAFTA region
  • Optimized access to innovation and service for ACTEGA customers

Delran, NJ July 2011 - ACTEGA Kelstar and ACTEGA WITproudlyannounce the inauguration of a joint NAFTA Innovation Laboratory. The new facility will not only accommodate ACTEGA Kelstar’s R&D and technical service labs for the aqueous, UV and fountain solution product lines, but will also be home of the newly formed Innovation Team.

“Our brand new, state-of-the-art lab facility emphasizes our continued commitment to superior products and services for the printing industry”, says Jim Wittig, Vice President of Innovation, who will lead this team. “Due to the continuous flow of innovative products as well as improved quality control, the ACTEGA Graphic Arts customers will significantly benefit”, he continues. Jim Wittig, one of the most skilled and knowledgeable formulators of coatings for the Graphic Arts industry, will be accompanied by Dr. John Arnold, who adds extensive knowledge and experience in the formulating of UV-curable coatings and adhesives. The teams bring a total of 60 years of experience to the newly formed organization and jointly hold 10 patents. The Innovation Team will focus on the development of cutting-edge technologies for both ACETGA WIT and ACTEGA Kelstar customers.

This new lab facility represents an investment of close to $ 1 million. It is scheduled to accommodate up to 14 chemists and technicians, thus creating new high-qualified job opportunities for the community.

Lab inauguration (from left): Robert Andrews (technical manager UV coatings ACTEGA Kelstar), Jim Wittig (Vice President Innovation ACTEGA Kelstar), Heinz-Ulrich Stolte (President ACTEGA Kelstar), Dr. Guido Forstbach (President Division ACTEGA), Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (CEO ALTANA AG), Dr. Peter K. Jenkner (Chief Technology Officer Division ACTEGA)

About ACTEGA:

ACTEGA develops and produces specialty coatings, sealants, printing inks and adhesives for the rigid and flexible packaging and graphics arts industry and is a member of globally operating specialty chemical company ALTANA. ACTEGA Kelstar is a leading manufacturer of Specialty Coatings & Chemicals for the Graphic Arts and one of the largest suppliers of coatings in North America.

ACTEGA WIT is recognized as a manufacturing leader in the flexographic inks, adhesives and coatings markets. As an innovator in water-based and UV technologies, ACTEGA WIT has developed high-performance products that meet and exceed the needs of today's discerning flexo printer.

ACTEGA Kelstar and ACTEGA WIT provide excellent technical support and have multiple warehouses strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada to ensure expedited delivery. Please contact us at

ACTEGA KelstarACTEGA WIT
1 800 255-00211 800 426-4657
www.actega.com/kelstarwww.actega.com/wit
marketing.actega.kelstar@altana.commarketing.actega.wit@altana.com