Altana makes two strategic acquisitions to bolster 3D-printing protfolio – Chemical Engineering | Page 1

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By Mary Page Bailey | September 14, 2020

Altana AG (Wesel, Germany) is acquiring the business of TLS Technik GmbH & Co. Spezialpulver KG, an internationally leading manufacturer of metal powders for 3D printing, and thus strategically expanding its Eckart division. “By acquiring the TLS business, we are expanding our portfolio in 3D printing for industrial additive manufacturing and positioning ourselves in a technology market of the future,” says Martin Babilas, CEO of Altana AG. “With this step we are continuing to implement Altana’s strategy of generating value-creating growth through targeted acquisitions, even in difficult economic times.”TLS, which is based in Bitterfeld, Germany, and has 25 years of experience, is regarded as one of the world’s leading specialists in the production of high-quality metal powders for industrial 3D printing. 3D printing with metal powders is a promising business area  for Altana (Photo Source: Altana)“TLS’ expertise in the production of metal powders and alloys for metallic 3D printing complements Eckart’s strengths as a specialist in the atomization of metals,” says Dr. Wolfgang Schütt, head of Altana’s Eckart Division. “We are also strengthening ourselves in a targeted manner for functional applications.” For example, Eckart offers solutions for corrosion protection, products for …

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