WESEL, Germany – Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA has signed a contract to purchase the printing ink manufacturer ACTEGA Colorchemie GmbH and its subsidiaries. The latter company, which belongs to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division, develops and manufactures water-based flexo printing inks, particularly for printing on corrugated board packaging. Siegwerk is a leading international supplier of printing inks for packaging applications, labels and catalogs.

“With its extensive range, its high brand awareness, and its pronounced service competence, ACTEGA Colorchemie fits excellently with Siegwerk,” said Hugo Noordhoek Hegt, President Packaging EMEA and a member of the Management Board of Siegwerk. “Due to the merger, we can open up new segments and further enhance our profile as a supplier of water-based printing inks in Europe.”

ACTEGA Colorchemie sells its products in numerous European countries. The company employs around 140 people at four sites in Germany, France, Austria and Poland. It is headquartered in Büdingen in the German state of Hesse.