ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants
March 17, 2017

2016 Results: ALTANA Achieves Sales Increase and Leap in Earnings

Sales amount to €2,075 million, EBITDA reaches €453 million, Outlook for 2017: Further profitable growth

February 21, 2017

ALTANA Acquires Landa Metallography Technology

The Landa Group and ALTANA AG today announced that ALTANA has acquired Landa's Metallography technology.  

September 11, 2015

ACTEGA Kelstar introduces ACTDigi® Near Line Digital Primers

Near line primer series will allow for optimal priming for acceptance of liquid electrophotographic toner technology. 

August 25, 2015

New Online Presence: ACTEGA sharpens customer focus by concentration on market segments

New Online Presence: ACTEGA sharpens customer focus by concentration on market segments 

August 10, 2015

ACTEGA Kelstar introduces BlisterKote™

High Performance Water Based Coating for Blister Card Market that “runs like acrylic, sticks like polyurethane”. 

August 07, 2015

Half-Year Results: ALTANA Increases Sales by 9 Percent

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA was able to increase sales by 9 percent to €1,070 million in the first half of 2015 (previous year: €985 million). 

August 05, 2015

ALTANA extends €250 Million Credit Facility

The specialty chemicals company ALTANA AG has successfully adjusted and extended a syndicated line of credit in the amount of €250 million. 

June 26, 2015

ALTANA Management Board Repositions Itself for the Future

Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (61) is going to retire and will hand over the chairmanship of the Management Board to longtime Management Board member Martin Babilas (43) on January 1, 2016, Stefan Genten (46) will become ALTANA’s new Chief Financial Officer on August 1, 2015

April 16, 2015

ACTEGA Kelstar introduces 100% UV Soft Touch coating to the packaging and printing markets.

ACTEGA Kelstar, a market leader in the innovation of specialty coatings and chemicals, announced today the introduction of its newest product to its specialty coatings portfolio – 100% UV Soft Touch. 

April 09, 2015

ALTANA Wins 2015 Bronze Stevie® Award

Prestigious business prize given as part of first annual German Stevie® Awards  

March 20, 2015

ALTANA Achieves Leap in Sales and Earnings in 2014

Sales rise by 11 percent to around €2 billion, EBITDA reaches €397 million, with a margin of 20.4 percent, Outlook: Further profitable growth in 2015

October 07, 2014

Specialty Chemicals Company ALTANA Enlarges
Management Board

Dr. Christoph Schlünken, President of the BYK Additives & Instruments division, will join ALTANA’s Management Board as of November 1, 2014, Chief Financial Officer Martin Babilas will assume additional responsibilities, Reorganization caters to accelerated growth of the ALTANA Group 

August 08, 2014

2014 Half Year Results: ALTANA achieves double-digit sales and profit increase

Sales reach €985 million, with EBITDA margin at 21.5 percent, Acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology business and organic growth as drivers, Forecast for the full year confirmed

June 25, 2014

ALTANA Group Invests €100 million in Landa Digital Printing

Sees Landa Nanography™ as game changer for the print industry 

April 25, 2014
March 21, 2014

2013 Results: ALTANA Continues Growth Course

Sales rise by 4% to €1.8 Billion, EBITDA reaches €336 million, with a margin of 19%, Integration of rheology acquisition is proceeding, Company aims to double its business by 2020 

March 04, 2014

Industry Innovation Index
Innovative Strength: German Industry Falls Short of its Potential

Industrial companies are regarded as exceptionally innovative – particularly German ones. However, a current study by specialty chemicals company ALTANA indicates that many managers of industry in Germany believe there is a need for action in their own companies.  

November 14, 2013

ACTEGA wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2013

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA focuses on and commits to research and innovation. Around 160 top researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group from all over the world came together at the 6th ALTANA Innovation Conference in Wesel to discuss technical as well as economic developments and future innovative trends. As a highlight of the international event, the group's best innovation is honored with the ALTANA Innovation Award.  

October 18, 2013

ALTANA Acquires Valspar's Overprint Varnishes Business

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA takes over the European business for water-based and UV overprint varnishes of The Valspar (France) Corporation, S.A.S.  

August 08, 2013

ALTANA Acquires Specialty Coatings Business from Henkel

Next step in North American growth strategy, Integration in ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division

August 07, 2013

ALTANA at strong prior-year level in the first half of 2013

Sales reach €887 million with EBITDA margin at 20 percent, Research and development expenses increased still further, Forecast for the full year confirmed

August 06, 2013

Material with bright future

For more than 30 years, TPE materials have represented the success story between the thermoplastic and elastomer material classes. 

July 24, 2013

New FDA position on BPA

Against the background of regular safety checks the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established... 

July 10, 2013

ALTANA donates 30,000 euro to flood victims in Germany

The Wesel-based specialty chemicals company ALTANA has made a sizeable donation in aid of the people who are suffering under the consequences of the flood disaster in parts of Germany. An appeal raised 30,000 euro. 

June 16, 2013

100 million mark surpassed

The path has been a long and difficult one. Each hurdle had to be taken one by one and a huge number of tests were performed. But the PVC-free sealing ring in glass jar lids has gradually asserted itself. 

May 30, 2013

Bypassing the packaging industry

Against the backdrop of a soon to be published list of permissible substances for food contact materials in packaging, the packaging industry in Europe is concerned that it has not been sufficiently consulted. 

April 21, 2013

European Symposium on Food Safety with participation of ACTEGA DS

On occasion of 9th European Symposium on Food Safety in Marseille from May 15 to 17, ACTEGA DS will be present with a poster presentation. 

March 22, 2013

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012  

March 07, 2013

New-meta-study on BPA

A new meta-study on BPA (Bisphenol A) by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington has indicated that the risks associated with BPA are far too low to cause any health risks. 

February 02, 2013

Using packaging to avoid food wastage

According to the problem that half of all food produced worldwide is disposed of INCPEN, an institute for packaging and environment, awarded packaging a key role as an avoidance strategy. 

January 02, 2013

Dr. Wolfgang Josten, New Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie as of January 1, 2013

Dr. Wolfgang Josten has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie GmbH in Büdingen. ACTEGA Colorchemie is a member of the Graphic Arts business line of ACTEGA, a division of specialty chemicals group ALTANA. 

January 02, 2013

Focussed on consumers criticism

The fact that consumers have high expectations on any company involved in producing, manufacturing, processing, transporting or marketing food... 

December 07, 2012

ALTANA acquires the business of the wax additive manufacturer ChemCor, USA

ALTANA has signed a contract to acquire the business of Chemical Corporation of America Inc. (ChemCor), a U.S. manufacturer of specialty wax additives... 

December 01, 2012

Pro and contra

Plastics have long substituted traditional materials in practically all areas of life as  

November 08, 2012

ALTANA Innovation Award 2012 goes to BYK

A BYK innovation team has won the 2012 ALTANA Innovation Award. The prize was awarded for high performance CRP wetting and dispersing additives for sophisticated coatings applications.  

November 05, 2012

TPE as a legally food-safe material

A great cross-section of industries has been preoccupied with TPE (thermoplastic elastomers) for several decades. 

November 01, 2012

Reorganization of the Management Team at ALTANA AG

The presidents of the four divisions will be rotating their posts 

October 09, 2012

Alternatives are available

Where’s the positive part? ... asks the editor of the Greenpeace magazine in their special edition “Food from A to Z”.  

September 01, 2012

New commercial partner for PVC-free sealing technology

Another food manufacturer has been won over. Andechser Natur is now using seals made from PROVALIN®, the PVC- and plasticizer-free sealing compound for conserve jar lids. 

August 08, 2012

ALTANA reports sales increase in the first half of 2012

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG was able to further increase sales and operating earnings over the first six months of the current business year. 

August 02, 2012

A success story

It all started several years ago with an idea which led to the development of a prototype a few years later and initial filling of a mere 10,000 jars 

July 10, 2012

Packaging conflict area
Compound for migration-free packaging solution

Packaging experts representing trade, the consumer goods and packaging industries met in Cologne on June 26 and 27 on the occasion of the fifth "Pack 2012" Packaging Conference  

June 11, 2012

Newcomer at Supermarket of Ideas

Every year, the renowned "World of Private Label" trade fair presents new innovations and ranges by leading international retailers.  

May 24, 2012

Status chromefree surface Treatment - ACTEGA Rhenania

Chrome(VI) containing processes on tin, tin free steel and aluminum are questioned by REACH. In December 2011 ECHA (European Chemical Agency) proposed a restriction of Chromium VI, a decision is expected to be submitted by 2016. 

May 18, 2012

Sustainability – The buzzword in the food industry

Sustainability as one of the most important buzzwords in the food industry today and in the future. 

April 02, 2012

Free of PVC now also available for P/T cap

A seal compound without PVC or plasticizers can now be presented for P/T seals in the form of PROVALIN® 1771. 

March 09, 2012

ACTEGA DS at „World of Private Label“

ACTEGA DS will be exhibiting at this year's "World of Private Label" fair in Amsterdam for the first time.  

February 20, 2012
January 18, 2012

Nothing to fear

Although the EFSA once again established in its latest statement at the end of December 2011 that even after detailed testing no health risks could be ascertained as a result of BPA (Bisphenol A)... 

November 30, 2011

The new freedom

Reading the small print can sometimes explain why a product is downgraded in a test. 

November 30, 2011

Packaging prize for Pano Blue Seal Powered by PROVALIN®

The "PVC-free Pano Blue Seal vacuum closure powered by PROVALIN®" was awarded this year's German Packaging Prize in the "Design, Equipment and Finishing“ category. 

November 10, 2011

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging 

October 27, 2011

Commitment to quality and product safety

With a commitment to quality and safety in food and drinks, the sector took an unequivocal stand at this year's Anuga. 

October 27, 2011

New member of the PROVALIN® product family

PROVALIN®, the PVC- and phthalate-free closure sealing compound for metal closures, is no longer alone.  

September 19, 2011

Where taste lives

For the first time, Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists in the United States have demonstrated that the sense of taste is associated with a specific group of neurons. 

August 31, 2011

Taste the PVC-free Future

Taste the Future is the motto of ANUGA 2011. 

August 10, 2011

ACTEGA DS: New partner for PVC-free lids

PROVALIN®, the PVC- and plasticizer-free closure sealing compound for glass containers, is now also used by natural food supplier Bruno Fischer. 

August 10, 2011

ACTEGA DS: For a PVC-free future

Within the framework of a trade conference at the Interpack 2011, the company presented its various PVC-free alternatives  

March 04, 2011

PROVALIN® goes into series production

After an intensive test and rollout phase in 2010, PROVALIN® - the PVC- and plasticizer-free sealant for lids of glass jars - is now going into series production.  

February 11, 2011

Conference on "Intelligent solutions for optimum food safety"

Focusing on preventive health protection and safeguarding the quality, taste
and storage safety of food 

September 03, 2010

Food Packaging and EU Legislation

Food Packaging and EU Legislation 

May 19, 2010

A detailed subject with serious consequences

With the new compound formulation PROVALIN® 1241, a sealant has been developed that is free of PVC and plasticizers and is an especially appealing alternative for oily, pasteurized products.  

May 19, 2010

Safe for the environment and consumers

The first lids with PROVALIN® 1241, the new PVC- and plasticizer-free TPE compound for metal lids and caps, are being launched on the market.  

May 19, 2010

From the lid into the sauce

PROVALIN® 1241 is a sealant solution based on thermoplastic elastomeres that is useable in a wide range of lug-type twist caps from 38 to 82 mm in diameter.