PRESS RELEASES 2020


 
August 17, 2020

ACTEGA has earned a Gold level Material Health Certificate for overprint varnishes of the FoodSafe series

ACTEGA has had more than 25 overprint varnishes of the FoodSafe series assessed against the criteria of the Material Health category in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard and was awarded a Gold level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

August 14, 2020

ALTANA’s half-year results: sales below the previous year due to the coronavirus; EBITDA margin declined slightly at a high level

  • Sales decrease by nearly 7 percent to 1,078 million euros
  • EBITDA margin reaches 18.7 percent
  • Company continues to invest in the future; worldwide conversion to
    ​​​​​​​CO2-neutral power supply already implemented
  • Forecast for the year as a whole: single-digit decline in sales

May 29, 2020

Change at the top of ALTANA’s Supervisory Board

​​​​​​​Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber new Chairman

April 27, 2020

ACTEGA with significantly increased production capacity for overprint varnishes

  • Production capacity for water-based and UV overprint varnishes exceeds 150,000 tons per year
  • New integrated site in Brazil strengthens both global presence and local market position
  • Integration of Schmid Rhyner enables broader portfolio of innovative product solutions and specialties

February, 2020

Laoganma – Change to PVC-free closures

Laoganma – also known as Old Godmother – manufactures the most popular chili sauces in China. But not only in China: these products are also exported to the USA, Australia and more than 30 other countries around the world.

March 26, 2020

Koenig & Bauer and ACTEGA to continue cooperation
Extension of partnership on consumables

  • Cooperation extended for a further five years
  • Optimised and tested products for high-quality inline finishing
  • Joint development projects

March 20, 2020

2019 Results: ALTANA Holds Its Ground in a Challenging Environment and Sets the Course for Further Growth

  • Sales of € 2,249 million, nearly 3 percent below the strong level of the previous year
  • EBITDA reaches € 416 million 
  • Research and development expanded further, R&D expenditure increased by 7 percent 
  • High investments in international sites and digitization

March 02, 2020

ALTANA Completes Acquisition of Schmid Rhyner AG

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has completed the acquisition of the overprint varnish specialist Schmid Rhyner AG, which was previously part of the Swiss Conzzeta Group.

January 29, 2020

ACTEGA at Interpack 2020

  • Expected Packaging Trends in 2020
  • ​​​​​​​Sustainability
  • New product solutions for food packaging and labels
  • New product solutions for digital printing

January 28, 2020

ALTANA Division ACTEGA Inaugurates New Integrated Site in Brazil

  • ​​​​​​​Investment: around €2 million
  • Administration, production and R&D on 12,000 square meters
  • Commissioning of ultra-modern 500 square meter laboratory

January 09, 2020

ALTANA CO2 Neutral by 2025

  • By 2025 the specialty chemicals group will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy
    ​​​​​​​procurement to zero worldwide
  • Complete conversion to green electricity already in 2020
  • Call for significant strengthening of renewable energies

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