ECKART Effect Pigments

Press & News

March 15, 2019

2018 Results: ALTANA Remains on the Growth Path in an Increasingly Challenging Environment

Sales increase by 3 percent to €2,307 million, EBITDA reaches €431 million, Research and development expenditure increases by 8 percent 

March 11, 2019

Brilliant, Sustainable, Groundbreaking: Effect Pigments for Tomorrow’s Applications

ECKART presents innovations for the coating and printing industry and for functional applications 

February 22, 2019

ECKART Empowers Women with Wowing Colors
Innovative pigment and additive solutions to accentuate individual beauty

Purity, naturalness, and diversity – these are major global cosmetic trends. Based on its outstanding portfolio of effect pigments and additives, ECKART provides fascinating answers to these evolving trends under the theme “Brilliance – Inspired by Nature” at in-cosmetics global, April 2-4, Paris.  

January 24, 2019

ECKART Reacts Confidently to Unexpected Exchange of Raw Materials

Six months ago, the effect pigment industry was unexpectedly faced with a new challenge: a raw material commonly used in the industry was classified as a chemical toxic to reproduction. 

January 04, 2019


ECKART America Corporation is proud to announce Acme-Hardesty’s appointment as exclusive agent/distributor in the United States of the ECKART metallic and pearlescent pigments and rheological clay based additives business effective January 1, 2019. In addition, effective January 1, 2019, Acme- Hardesty will be our exclusive distributor for clay based additives in Canada for the personal care market. 

December 18, 2018

Metal surcharges for first quarter 2019

As already announced in our last press release dated 19.09.2018 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

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 19, 2018

Metal surcharges for fourth quarter 2018

As already announced in our last press release dated 26.06.2018 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

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. 

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 26, 2018

Metal surcharges for third quarter 2018

As already announced in our last press release dated 23.03.2018 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

May 03, 2018

ECKART raises prices

ECKART has been successful in past years in keeping prices to our valued customers stable.  

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 23, 2018

Metal surcharges for second quarter 2018

As already announced in our last press release dated 19.12.2017 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

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.