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November 15, 2018

BYK Team Wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2018 for New Additive Product Line

The winning team prevailed against 14 competitors from all ALTANA divisions, The strong innovative strength of the additive flagship product BYK®-3560 extends BYK’s leading market position 

November 06, 2018

ALTANA Invests in Velox, an Industrial Digital Printing Company

• Specialty chemicals group expanding its digital printing technology portfolio
• Emphasis on new technology for high-speed digital “Direct-to-Shape” printing
• Technology already deployed and multiple high-value strategic accounts secured 

September 26, 2018

Thorsten Kröller to Become President of ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019

Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the BYK Division, will assume the leadership of the ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Roland Peter, who is going to retire. At the same time, Thorsten Kröller will join ALTANA’s Executive Management Team. 

September 17, 2018

Discover: Metallic Milestones in Brilliance at Labelexpo Americas

Under the theme “Discover”, ECKART opens up a new universe of possibilities for competitive differentiation through product refinement by metallic and pearlescent effect pigments for labels and packaging. 

September 14, 2018

Gardner-scrub ECE 43 – Scrub Abrasion Tester designed to comply with Economic Commission for Europe Regulation on Safety glazing.

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for
quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing the
Gardner-scrub ECE 43. 

September 04, 2018

Press Release
BYK-3560 and BYK-3565: Primed for Success!

This year’s “BYK Advance” prize has been awarded to the team behind the development of a new family of hydrophilic additives, with its flagship BYK-3560. 

August 28, 2018

micro-gloss robotic: Automatic online gloss control

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing a new member of the well-proven micro-gloss family. The new micro-gloss 60° robotic enables automatic measurement of surface gloss. 

August 17, 2018

ACTEGA North America to feature In-mold coatings, UV ink systems, narrow web digital primers and special effects coatings at Labelexpo Americas.

ACTEGA North America to feature In-mold coatings, UV ink systems, narrow web digital primers and special effects coatings at Labelexpo Americas. 

August 08, 2018

2018 Half-Year Results: ALTANA Remains on Growth Path in First Half of 2018

Operating sales increase by 6 percent , EBITDA slightly below first six months of previous year due to higher raw material costs, Forecast for 2018 as a whole confirmed  

June 27, 2018

Landa Digital Printing opens next chapter in Company history

Successful completion of $300 million financing round provided by SKion, the private investment company of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten, and ALTANA 

June 05, 2018

New End-Use Brochures of BYK-Gardner: QC Solutions for Coatings

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color, appearance and physical
properties announces new publications focusing on QC solutions for specific end-use markets
like coatings, plastic and cosmetics. 

May 29, 2018

DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081 win “Ringier Technology Innovation Award”

DISPERBYK-2080 and DISPERBYK-2081 win “Ringier Technology Innovation Award” 

May 02, 2018

New BYK technology optimizes the added value of epoxy resin manufacturers

Thixbooster and Thixbreaker provide users with two new process additives that interact in perfect synchronization.  

April 04, 2018

Excellence in Effect Pigments at American Coatings Show

At the American Coatings Show (ACS), April 10 – 12, 2018 in Indianapolis, ECKART will showcase EDELSTEIN, high chroma pearl pigments. Innovative silver dollar technology, PVD pigments as well as protective pigments will be additional topics of ECKART’s presentation at booth # 2031. 

March 16, 2018

2017 Results: ALTANA Accelerates Growth

Sales increase by 8 percent to €2,247 million, EBITDA improves to €470 million, Outlook for 2018: continued profitable growth
 

March 15, 2018

Press Release: ROTOSTAR UV FPG 78301 and 78304: formulation flexibility for UV, EB and LED

The new metallic concentrates ROTOSTAR UV FPG 78301 Rich Gold and ROTOSTAR UV FPG 78304 Silver – without photoinitiator – allow the own formulation of low migration UV flexo printing inks.  

February 23, 2018

BYK-Gardner Seminars – Basics of Color, Gloss and Physical Properties

BYK-Gardner, worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties, is introducing the new combination of seminars in Europe. 

February 21, 2018

World debut: BYK develops the first coupling agent for carbon fibers

Suited for all types of carbon fiber, Improves flexible and transverse tensile strength by up to 70 percent, Liquid additive, easy to incorporate 

January 18, 2018

ACS 2018: BYK Additives for an Optimized Future

American Coating Show 2018 in Indianapolis