ALTANA completed the acquisition of the business of TLS Technik GmbH & Co. Spezialpulver KG, thus strategically expanding its ECKART division.
TLS, based in Bitterfeld, Germany, has more than 25 years of experience and is one of the leading international specialists in the production of high‑quality metal powders for industrial 3D printing.
The business will operate under the name ECKART TLS GmbH as of immediately.
The acquisition was announced on Sept. 14, 2020.
“TLS’s expertise in the manufacture of metal powders and alloys for metallic 3D printing supplements the strengths of ECKART as an experienced specialist in the atomization of metals,” said Dr. Wolfgang Schütt, president of ALTANA's ECKART division.
The takeover includes the production facility in Bitterfeld and some 40 employees.