Altana aqcuires testing specialist Imaginant

Altana strengthens its portfolio of testing and measuring instruments with the strategic acquisition of Imaginant, a leading international specialist for ultrasonic measuring equipment.

The transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price. Image source: Ngampol - (symbol image).

Altana has acquired the business of Imaginant Inc., a U.S. company that develops and manufactures test and measurement instruments based on ultrasound. With this acquisition, the specialty chemicals group has strategically expanded its BYK division and entered the growth market of the semiconductor industry. Imaginant is based in New York State and will be integrated into BYK-Gardner. As part of the acquisition, BYK is also taking over the production facility located in Rochester, New York.

Quality assurance

The U.S. company’s test and measurement instruments are used for quality assurance in many industrial applications. For example, these instruments make it possible to determine the thickness of multilayer automotive and other coatings through nondestructive testing. In the semiconductor industry, Imaginant’s devices are used in scanning acoustic microscopes for the detection of delamination, cracks, and cavities inside electronic components.

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