ECKART Effect Pigments

News Archive

Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2006.

December 15, 2006


Eckart will increase prices of aluminium pigments throughout the world from January 15, 2007. 

November 16, 2006

ALTANA Chemie Capital Markets Day 2006

Growth and sustainable value creation for more than ten years, Solid balance sheet will enable strategic flexibility and further dynamic growth, Excellent positioning and leading market position in all four divisions


November 02, 2006

Q1-3 2006: ALTANA with clearly double-digit growth in sales and earnings

Sales with +23% and EBT with +22% clearly above prior year's figures, Very strong earnings in the third quarter: EBT +47%, ALTANA Chemie with sustained high profitability, Special dividend of about €31 for ALTANA shareholders and another dividend increase for 2006.

September 27, 2006

ECKART Closes Production Site at Porto Marghera (Italy)

As part of a consistent strategic and operative alignment, the Division Effect Pigments (ECKART Group) of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, is concentrating on realizing synergy potentials and on improving the structures within the division ... 

September 21, 2006

ALTANA AG: Sale of pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed

ALTANA AG: Sale of pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed 

August 02, 2006

ALTANA delivers dynamic 1st half-year 2006

- ALTANA Pharma: Sales +13%, operating return 30% - ALTANA Chemie: Sales +56%, operating return 19% - Outlook for 2006 confirmed: On the way to 11th record year in succession  

June 29, 2006

ECKART: Metal Surcharges

Metal Surcharges  

May 02, 2006

ALTANA Annual General Meeting approves dividend increase of 16%

Dividend rises to €1.10; tenth double-digit dividend increase in succession, total dividend payment higher than nominal capital for the first time 

April 27, 2006

ALTANA delivers excellent 1st Quarter 2006

Significant double-digit growth: Sales +28%, Net Income +25%, Optimistic outlook for 2006 confirmed.  

April 21, 2006

Metal Surcharges

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