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Perstorp Group has appointed Ulf Berghult as new CFO

Ulf Berghult has been appointed new CFO at Perstorp Holding AB as of mid-February. Ulf is a senior executive with a very solid background, most recently he comes from the position as CFO at Trelleborg, a position he has held since 2012. Previous experience includes similar positions at companies like Thule Group, Dometic and Oriflame.

Retirement Andrew Chambers. IGM Resins promotes and appoints key team members to strengthen Photoinitiator leadership

Andrew Chambers will retire July 1st 2020 and will step down from his Executive position as Vice President Photoinitiators. Chambers will remain in an advisory role to the company after his official retirement.

New Perstorp fertilizer solution shown to increase potato yield by up to 22 percent

New research from the University of Lubin in Poland demonstrates that Perstorp’s chloride-free potassium source Amicult K42™ significantly increases potato yield when compared to non-foliar fertilization and other potassium source foliar feeding. The results highlight how this new product can make a real impact on profit margins and overall performance.

ALTANA Innovation Award for new pearl effect pigments technology goes to ECKART

A research team from ALTANA’s ECKART division has won this year’s Innovation Award of the globally active specialty chemicals group.

Heraeus Photovoltaics introduces the latest line of its high-performance SOL 7 Series Silver Pastes

Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, today announced the launch of its newest and most advanced metallization pastes.

New BYK website: faster, better, more attractive

Customers of the specialty chemicals manufacturer BYK have cause for celebration: At the beginning of June, the even more informative, more modern, and more service-oriented website went live.

Technology declared dead is alive and kicking

UV technology has known only one state since 1970: continuous growth. The same applies to the printing industry, where UV curing now occupies an estimated market share of 90% in narrow web printing or nearly 30% in offset printing. In the last decade, media attention has almost exclusively concentrated on the LED UV variant. As a consequence, conventional UV systems are often viewed as a relic of outdated technology, even though they continue to dominate the market. However, closer inspection shows that classic UV lamps are actually undergoing something of a revival, and their use is steadily expanding in several areas. This article examines why that is the case and what it has to do with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Change at the top of ALTANA’s Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA has reconstituted itself. The Supervisory Board elected Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber, who has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG since March 2016, as its new chairman. Dr. Wolfgruber, who holds a doctorate in chemistry and in the past was the Chairman of the Management Board of ALTANA AG, succeeds Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Schmieder, a former member of the Management Board of L'Air Liquide S. A., who left the Supervisory Board at the end of his term of office after reaching the age limit. Dr. Schmieder had been a member of the Supervisory Board since May 2001 and was its chairman since July 2012. The Supervisory and Management Boards expressly thank Dr. Schmieder for his many years of successful work and support of the ALTANA Group.

Perstorp enters fertilizer market with chloride-free potassium product

Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, is entering the fertilizer market through the launch of Amicult™ K42. This chloride-free potassium source is shown to have a high solubility and absorption rate, without increasing salinity or clogging foliar and drip irrigation systems. Amicult K42 is now being launched in selected markets.

Dr. Tammo Boinowitz Future President of ALTANA’s BYK Division

Dr. Tammo Boinowitz (53) will become managing director of BYK-Chemie GmbH based in Wesel as of January 1, 2021. After a two-month training and transitional phase, he will also become the President of BYK, the largest division of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA. He succeeds Dr. Christoph Schlünken, who has headed the division on an interim basis since October of last year in parallel with his responsibilities on ALTANA’s Management Board.