ALTANA

March 16, 2011

ELANTAS announces general price increase

ELANTAS Electrical Insulation, a Division of ALTANA AG, is announcing global price increases for its wire enamel product line of 8%, starting April 2011 or as contracts allows. The price increase is to offset significant increases in raw material costs and operational costs such as energy, environmental, legal and regulatory compliance. This price adjustment will allow ELANTAS and its affiliates to continue to offer the high performance of products and services that the customers expect.