ACTEGA Terra: Dr. Wolfgang Josten appointed Managing Director

Managing director
Dr. Wolfgang Josten, subsequent to his position as Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie, will be appointed Managing Director of ACTEGA Terra, a company which belongs to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division. In his new position Dr. Josten will look after the units Research and Development, Production, Quality Control, Finance and Administration. 

As Chairman of the Management Board of ACTEGA Terra Jörg Eck will remain responsible for Sales and Marketing and keep his role as Global Segment Head Paper-based Packaging.

After a transition period during which Dr. Josten will hand over his activities at ACTEGA Colorchemie he will take over his new task per 1st July 2016 and head ACTEGA Terra together with Mr. Eck.

Dr. Wolfgang Josten studied chemistry at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn, where he completed his studies with his doctorate in 1994. He started his career with Tego Chemie Service GmbH as lab manager. After five years he transitioned to Siegwerk Druckfarben, lastly as head of research and development for web offset printing inks. Before joining ACTEGA in 2013 Dr. Wolfgang Josten has been a member of the managing board of Epple Druckfarben AG from 2008 to 2012, responsible for purchasing, production and coloration.

ACTEGA develops and produces coatings and sealants, printing inks and adhesives for flexible and rigid packaging and for the graphic arts industry. These products do not only lend an attractive appearance to materials such as paper, paper board, plastic and metal, but also provide clearly defined technical properties, e.g. chemical and physical resistance to the materials' surface. 

The main customers for the products ACTEGA develops, manufactures and markets are in the packaging industry. ACTEGA is one of the market leaders in overprint varnishes and is the technological leader in the rapidly expanding sector of water-based sealants for flexible packaging. ACTEGA products do not only ensure that the packaging will look appealing, but also help that the contents will remain fresh for a longer time. 

ACTEGA is already one of the world’s leading vendors of sealants for closures and glass containers; ACTEGA is also the technological leader when it comes to water-based sealants for cans. These products are used to make seals between the contact surfaces, such as glass on metal (bottle closures) or metal on metal (can lids). They ensure that the contents and other substances such as CO2 remain inside the packaging while “locking out” all contaminants.

ALTANA is a global leader in true specialty chemicals. The Group offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions for coating manufacturers, paint and plastics processors, the printing and packaging industries, the cosmetics sector and the electrical and electronics industry. The product range includes additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins and varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments. ALTANA's four divisions, BYK Additives & Instruments, ECKART Effect Pigments, ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, and ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants, all occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation and service.

Headquartered in Wesel/Germany, the ALTANA Group has 49 production facilities and more than 50 service and research laboratories worldwide. Throughout the Group around 6,000 people work to ensure the worldwide success of ALTANA. In 2015, ALTANA achieved sales of more than 2 billion euros. About 6 percent of sales are invested in research and development every year. Its high earning power and high growth rate make ALTANA one of the most innovative, fastest growing, and 
profitable chemical companies in the world.

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