Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                         Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
                     of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
                                  July 30, 2004

                              ENGELHARD CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                      1-8142                 22-1586002
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission            (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)               File Number)         Identification No.)

         101 Wood Avenue, Iselin, New Jersey                      08830
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       (Address of principal executive offices)                 (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (732) 205-5000

Item 5. Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 30, 2004, Engelhard Corporation issued a press release reporting that it
had completed its acquisition of The Collaborative Group, Ltd. A copy of the
press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by
reference herein.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

99.1 Press release, dated July 30, 2004


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated:  July 30, 2004

                               ENGELHARD CORPORATION

                               By:  /s/ Arthur A. Dornbusch II
                                    Name:   Arthur A. Dornbusch II
                                    Title:  Vice President,
                                            General Counsel and Secretary

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.                 Description
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99.1                        Press Release dated July 30, 2004