WESEL, Germany – The German antitrust authority has approved the acquisition of Dick Peters B.V. by ALTANA AG. The business activities of the Dutch manufacturer of wax additives, which was a subsidiary of the Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant, have been transferred to the BYK Additives & Instruments division within the ALTANA Group. ALTANA will take over the production site of Dick Peters B.V. in Denekamp, the Netherlands. The newly acquired business will be integrated into BYK Cera B.V., which is also located in the Netherlands.