Dr. Wolfgang Josten, New Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie as of January 1, 2013

Wesel/Büdingen, January 2, 2013 – Dr. Wolfgang Josten has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie GmbH in Büdingen. ACTEGA Colorchemie is a member of the Graphic Arts business line of ACTEGA, a division of specialty chemicals group ALTANA.

Dr. Wolfgang Josten studied chemistry at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, where he completed his studies with his doctorate in 1994. He started his career with Tego Chemie Service GmbH as lab manager. After five years he transitioned to Siegwerk Druckfarben, lastly as head of research and development for web offset printing inks. Since 2008 Dr. Wolfgang Josten has been a member of the managing board of Epple Druckfarben AG, responsible for purchasing, production and coloration. You can obtain a high-resolution photo of Dr. Wolfgang Josten here.



ACTEGA is a division of the internationally active specialty chemical company ALTANA. ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants develaops and produces coatings and sealants, printing inks and adhesives for flexible and rigid packaging and for the graphic arts industry. These products not only lend an attractive appearance to materials such as paper, paper board, plastic and metal, but also provide clearly defined chemical and physical properties to the materials' surface. Graphic Arts: The main customers for the products ACTEGA develops, manufactures and markets are in the packaging industry. ACTEGA is the market leader in overprint varnishes and is the technological leader in the rapidly expanding sector of water-based sealants for flexible packaging. ACTEGA products not only ensure that the packaging will look appealing, but also that the contents will remain fresh longer. Converting Specialties: ACTEGA is already the world’s leading vendor of sealants for closures and glass containers; ACTEGA is also the technological leader when it comes to water-based sealants for cans. These products are used to make seals between the contact surfaces, such as glass on metal (bottle closures) or metal on metal (can lids). They ensure that the contents and other substances such as CO2 remain inside the packaging while “locking out” all contaminants.