News Archive

Here you will find the all news for Eckart and our subsidiary companies for the year 2019.

December 20, 2019

ALTANA Acquires Overprint Varnish Specialist Schmid Rhyner AG

• Strategic expansion of ALTANA’s ACTEGA division
• Acquisition includes production, research, and development in Switzerland and a subsidiary in the U.S. with a total of around 80 employees 

December 19, 2019

Metal surcharges for first quarter 2020

As already announced in our last press release dated 23.09.2019 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

October 14, 2019

Optically brilliant, technically sophisticated

ECKART presents new effect pigments
at the K 2019

„EXPLORE+“: With this motto ECKART invites customers to discover its new effect pigment solutions for plastics (Plastics Fair K 2019, Hall 5, Stand E 16, Düsseldorf, 16 - 23.10.2019).
Four thematic areas will present products and solutions that are not only visually brilliant, but also technically well focused - for added performance.  

September 27, 2019

ALTANA takes over business of Office Color Science Company, enters Software as a Service domain

• Includes all technology and products
• Will be incorporated into the Instruments Business Line of ALTANA’s BYK division
• Strengthens position as technology leader in instrumentation solutions with refinish color matching and formulation software for automotive OEM 

September 23, 2019

Metal surcharges for tourth quarter 2019

As already announced in our last press release dated 25.06.2019 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

August 19, 2019

Healthy at work - zero accidents

ECKART GmbH and Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie sign cooperation agreement 

August 06, 2019

Half-year results: ALTANA below the strong level of the previous year in a challenging environment

• Strong investments in research and development, digitalization, and locations worldwide
• Sales decline by 4 percent to 1,154 million euros
• EBITDA margin reaches 19.2 percent
• Forecast for the year as a whole: sales roughly at previous year's level 

June 25, 2019

Student Team from Lingen Receives the 2019 ALTANA Special Prize in Chemistry for its Sustainable Business Idea

• “Jugend gründet” nationwide final on June 24 and 25, 2019, at the Porsche Training Center in Stuttgart
• The prize: a trip to one of the largest research and development sites of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA in the U.S. 

June 25, 2019

Metal surcharges for third quarter 2019

As already announced in our last press release dated 27.03.2019 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

May 03, 2019

Brilliant Metallic Effects with Sustainable and Cost-Saving Benefits

ECKART, one of the leading manufacturers of effect pigments and metallic printing inks, will be presenting its design concept illoom. at the Packaging Première Milan, Fieramilanocity,pavilion 4, stand E 10, from May 28 – 30, 2019 

April 09, 2019

ALTANA Division BYK Opens New Site in Shanghai

• Specialty chemicals company expanding its presence in Asia through biggest single investment in China so far
• New integrated site to better serve needs of customers locally 

March 27, 2019

Metal surcharges for second quarter 2019

As already announced in our last press release dated 18.12.2018 Eckart's metal surcharges will be adjusted on a quarterly basis. 

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.