ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants

Press Releases

November 06, 2018

ALTANA Invests in Velox, an Industrial Digital Printing Company

• Specialty chemicals group expanding its digital printing technology portfolio
• Emphasis on new technology for high-speed digital “Direct-to-Shape” printing
• Technology already deployed and multiple high-value strategic accounts secured 

September 26, 2018

Thorsten Kröller to Become President of ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019

Thorsten Kröller, currently Head of the Business Line Plastics Additives at the BYK Division, will assume the leadership of the ACTEGA Division as of March 1, 2019. He will succeed Dr. Roland Peter, who is going to retire. At the same time, Thorsten Kröller will join ALTANA’s Executive Management Team. 

August 17, 2018

ACTEGA North America to feature In-mold coatings, UV ink systems, narrow web digital primers and special effects coatings at Labelexpo Americas.

ACTEGA North America to feature In-mold coatings, UV ink systems, narrow web digital primers and special effects coatings at Labelexpo Americas. 

August 08, 2018

2018 Half-Year Results: ALTANA Remains on Growth Path in First Half of 2018

Operating sales increase by 6 percent , EBITDA slightly below first six months of previous year due to higher raw material costs, Forecast for 2018 as a whole confirmed  

June 27, 2018

Landa Digital Printing opens next chapter in Company history

Successful completion of $300 million financing round provided by SKion, the private investment company of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten, and ALTANA 

March 16, 2018

2017 Results: ALTANA Accelerates Growth

Sales increase by 8 percent to €2,247 million, EBITDA improves to €470 million, Outlook for 2018: continued profitable growth
 

January 23, 2018

ACTEGA North America Announces Price Increases on all
Product Groups within North America

ACTEGA North America will increase prices on Inks, Coatings, Adhesives and Pressroom Chemicals effective February 19, 2018 in response to the continuing and sustained rise in raw material and supply chain costs. This increase will apply to products sold into all printing markets. 

November 28, 2017

Entry-Level Employees and Managers at Variance about Lateral Thinking

Every fourth entry-level professional believes that workforces should consist mainly of lateral thinkers so that a company can be innovative  

October 05, 2017

Bremen: ACTEGA DS Investing 18 Million Euros in Site Expansion

The specialist for closure and packaging technologies, ACTEGA DS, is investing around 18 million euros to expand its research and manufacturing site in Bremen. 

August 10, 2017

ALTANA Acquires Pioneering Label and Packaging Technologies

Acquisition of a technology portfolio and innovation team from U.S. based NuLabel Technologies, Inc., NuLabel develops engineering and material science solutions to improve packaging design while using significantly less material 

August 09, 2017

2017 Half-Year Results: ALTANA Accelerates Growth Momentum

Sales rise significantly by 9 percent to €1,160 million, EBITDA improved to €262 million, Growth forecast for 2017 confirmed 

April 24, 2017

ACTEGA Terra announces price increase for overprint varnishes

ACTEGA Terra, producer of overprint varnishes for packaging, labels and commercial prints, announces the adjustment of selling prices up to 10% in April 2017. The reason for this decision are strongly increasing raw material costs that currently make the whole coating, ink and printing industry suffer. 

April 18, 2017

Interpack 2017: Discover the Coating Wheel©
The appropriate use of overprint varnishes in paper-based packaging

Premiere for the Coating Wheel©. For the first time, ACTEGA presents this new evaluation and working tool for finishing combinations and their end-uses. Where? At interpack 2017 in hall 11, booth A12 from the 4th to the 10th of May. 

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.  

February 01, 2017

ALTANA Further Expands Additives Business by Acquiring PolyAd Services

ALTANA Further Expands Additives Business by Acquiring PolyAd Services  

January 16, 2017

"Educational Coaching" Project Extended

Project partners report positive results and continue to support equal opportunity for elementary school children in Wesel  

January 04, 2017

ALTANA Acquires Formulated Resins Business from Solvay

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the Formulated Resins business of Belgian chemical group Solvay 

December 20, 2016

Innnovation Study

A Challenge When Recruiting Specialists: Entry-Level Professionals Want More Scope of Action

Recruiting specialists is one of the biggest challenges facing almost three quarters of all German industrial companies, Entry-level professionals expect their employers to have a corporate culture that promotes innovation, by their own account, ever-fewer managers are making a relevant contribution to their company’s innovation culture  

November 29, 2016

Innovation Study

Number of Participations in Startups Stagnating

As in the previous year, every tenth industrial company invested in a young technology company, In almost 40 percent of the companies, the willingness to take risks is low or virtually nonexistent 

November 10, 2016

ALTANA Innovation Award 2016 Given

For the sixth time the specialty chemicals company ALTANA has honored an outstanding product, application, or process innovation within the ALTANA Group with the ALTANA Innovation Award.  

November 03, 2016

High School Student “CEO for 1 Day” of ALTANA

What would it be like to be in charge of 6,000 employees for a day? 

October 21, 2016

Innovation Study

A Commitment to Sustainability Inspires Innovative Strength

Companies committed to sustainability have above-average innovative strength
Action needs to be taken above all in the development of environment-friendly products
Sustainable companies appeal more to entry-level professionals 

September 29, 2016

Industry Study

ALTANA Innovation Index: German Companies Richer in Ideas Than Ever Before

Improvement of corporate culture and higher investments pay off , Industry Innovation Index increases by four points, In 2016, every third company spends more money on innovations
 

September 29, 2016

KBA-Sheetfed and ACTEGA seal strategic partnership

Cooperation in the field of inline finishing 

August 18, 2016

ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division Invests Around €10 Million in its Research Site in Grevenbroich

New laboratory building, Space for research and development is doubled, Headquarters for simulation of future packaging trends 

August 16, 2016

Half-Year Results: ALTANA Achieves Operating Sales Increase

Revenues reach €1,064 million, Slight nominal sales decline after streamlining the portfolio, EBITDA up to €249 million, Growth forecast for the full-year 2016 confirmed 

July 04, 2016

ALTANA Expands its Additive Business through Acquisition of Dutch Company Addcomp

Strategic extension of ALTANA’s BYK division in the area of polymer additive solutions, Takeover of two production facilities in the Netherlands and the U.S. with 45 employees
 

April 11, 2016

ACTEGA North America introduces MotionCoat™

ACTEGA North America introduces MotionCoat™ 

April 11, 2016

ACTEGA North America introduces MotionCoat™

A UV coating that creates a transformational enhancement to the printing and packaging market. 

April 11, 2016

ACTEGA Terra: Dr. Wolfgang Josten appointed Managing Director

Dr. Wolfgang Josten, subsequent to his position as Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie, will be appointed Managing Director of ACTEGA Terra, a company which belongs to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division.  

March 23, 2016

Siegwerk Acquires ACTEGA Colorchemie from the ALTANA Group

With the purchase, the global manufacturer of printing inks for packaging, labels, and catalogs further expands its position in the European market for water-based printing inks. 

March 18, 2016

2015 Results: ALTANA’s Sales Increase by 5 Percent

Sales of more than €2 billion for the first time, EBITDA reaches €391 million, with a margin of 19 percent, Research and development investments increased significantly again, Outlook for 2016: Further profitable growth 

February 03, 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev and ACTEGA partnering to boost PVC-free bottle closures in China

ACTEGA to build new production line in Foshan, South China 

February 01, 2016

ACTEGA North America continues to be a Platinum sponsor for the 9th PRINT UV 2016 conference March 16th– March 18th at the Encore Las Vegas

ACTEGA North America continues to be a Platinum sponsor for the 9th PRINT UV 2016 conference March 16th– March 18th at the Encore Las Vegas 

February 01, 2016

ACTEGA North America, Inc. announces new sales leadership team.

ACTEGA North America, Inc. announces new sales leadership team. 

January 04, 2016

ACTEGA WIT and ACTEGA Kelstar merge to become ACTEGA North America, Inc.

Merger strengthens position in the packaging and printing industry 

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
 

January 16, 2015

ACTEGA Kelstar continues to be a Platinum sponsor for the 8th PRINT UV 2015 conference March 1st – March 3rd at the Encore Las Vegas

ACTEGA Kelstar is very pleased to announce that it will, again, be a platinum sponsor at the Print UV conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

December 22, 2014

ALTANA expands its business in Brazil through acquisitions

ACTEGA acquires two companies in the overprint varnish and printing ink industry in São Paulo state, Takeover of three production facilities and 210 employees, Consolidation of businesses in the new ACTEGA do Brasil 

December 22, 2014

ALTANA expande os negócios no Brasil através de aquisições

A Divisão ACTEGA adquire duas empresas de vernizes e tintas de impressão no Estado de São Paulo. O Grupo passa a ter um total de três unidades operacionais e 210 funcionários. Consolidação dos negócios na recém-criada ACTEGA do Brasil 

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 

September 16, 2014

ACTEGA Kelstar Canada Inc. Announces Company Name Change to ACTEGA Canada Inc.

Laval, Quebec July 31st, 2014 - ACTEGA Kelstar Canada Inc., is pleased to announce the company’s name change to ACTEGA Canada Inc., effective immediately. 

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
April 04, 2014

ACTEGA Rhenania at interpack 2014: Innovative and Customer Focused Solutions

ACTEGA Rhenania will be represented at this year’s interpack trade fair, held in Düsseldorf from May 8, 2014 to May 14, 2014, together with its sister companies ACTEGA DS, ACTEGA Terra and ECKART, in Hall 11, Booth A12. 

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.  

January 17, 2014

ACTEGA Kelstar continues to be a Platinum sponsor for the 7th PRINT UV 2014 conference March 2nd – March 4th at the Encore Las Vegas

ACTEGA Kelstar is very pleased to announce that it will, again, be a platinum sponsor at the Print UV conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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 31, 2013

ACTEGA Kelstar Continues Technology and Talent Investment in North America

ACTEGA Kelstar announces organizational changes as a result of the MiraFoil® and MiraCure® acquisition... 

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
 

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 04, 2013

ACTEGA Kelstar introduces UV Soft Touch coating to the packaging and commercial market

ACTEGA Kelstar is excited to announce the introduction of its newest product to its specialty coatings portfolio – UV Soft Touch... 

March 22, 2013

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012  

January 10, 2013

ACTEGA Kelstar continues to be a sponsor for the 6th PRINT UV 2013 conference March 3rd –March 6th at the Encore Las Vegas

ACTEGA Kelstar continues to be a sponsor for the 6th PRINT UV 2013 conference March 3rd –March 6th at the Encore Las Vegas 

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. 

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... 

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 01, 2012

Reorganization of the Management Team at ALTANA AG

The presidents of the four divisions will be rotating their posts 

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. 

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. 

April 05, 2012

ACTESeal HM-050 Heat Seal Lacquer for aluminium lids for the dairy industry, ACTEGA Rhenania

ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH, Germany, specialist in heat seal coatings and enamels, offers a wide range of pvc-free heat seal coatings. 

March 21, 2012

ACTEGA Artistica awarded Rexam Suppliers award 2011

ACTEGA Artistica awarded Rexam Suppliers award 2011 

March 21, 2012

ALTANA further expands its business in 2011

Sales 5% up on the previous year, EBITDA margin at high level of 19.1%, Positive outlook even in an uncertain environment  

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 

September 29, 2011

Successful presentation of ACTEGA Kelstar at Graph Expo

High level of attendance at ACTEGA Kelstar booth, Live presentation of innovative products
 

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  

August 04, 2011

ALTANA continues on its growth course

Healthy top line growth in the first six months of the year, High raw materials costs burden margin 

July 14, 2011

Strong Commitment to Innovation: ACTEGA Opens New Laboratory in Cinnaminson, NJ

Support for entire NAFTA region, Optimized access to innovation and service for ACTEGA customers
 

May 18, 2011

ALTANA acquires printing ink manufacturer Color Chemie

Sales of about 50 million Euros, Plants in Germany, Austria, France and Poland
 

April 12, 2011

ACTEGA Rhenania at Interpack 2011: Innovative and Customer Focused

ACTEGA Rhenania to present innovative and customer focused solutions for the packaging industry (coatings, heat seal lacquers and adhesives) from its location in Hall 11, Booth 12-A... 

March 22, 2011

ALTANA achieves outstanding business year 2010

ALTANA achieves outstanding business year 2010 

March 21, 2011

ALTANA acquires can end sealants business of Watson Standard Adhesives Company

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has acquired the can end sealants business for the metal can packaging market of U.S. based “Watson Standard Adhesives Company” (WSAC).  

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.  

March 03, 2011

ACTEGA DS GmbH announces price increases

Due to continuous rising of raw material costs, ACTEGA DS GmbH will increase their prices in all product segments by EUR 150,00 per metric ton.  

November 11, 2010

3rd ALTANA Innovation Conference:
ALTANA Innovation Award for New Effect Pigment Generation Based on Glassflakes

145 top international researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group are currently discussing technical and commercial developments and future innovative trends at the 3rd ALTANA Innovation Conference ... 

October 13, 2010

Successful Label Expo 2010

Label Expo 2010 held in Rosemont, IL September 14-16, was a huge success for the combined ACTEGA WIT and ACTEGA Radcure.  

August 05, 2010

ALTANA: Dynamic upward trend continues

- Sales and earnings grow significantly in the first six months of the year
- Uncertainty about inventory effects and the development of raw material prices 

June 08, 2010

BPA- and melamine-free protecting varnish for flexible packaging

ACTEGA Rhenania has developed a water-based protecting varnish for flexible packaging that is in accordance with FDA requirements for direct and indirect food contact... 

May 06, 2010

ALTANA has started dynamically into the year 2010

Considerable growth in sales and earnings 

March 22, 2010

ALTANA acquires the business of the coatings manufacturer
Aquaprint

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has signed an
agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. 

March 18, 2010

ALTANA: Sales and earnings below prior year levels despite noticeable upturn in business

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA recorded considerable declines in sales and earnings in the business year 2009. 

February 04, 2010

Business year 2009: ALTANA noticeably affected by the crisis despite strong rebound in the second half of the year

Sales: €1,182 million (-12%), EBITDA: €204 million (-16%); EBITDA margin: 17.3%, Impairments of €77 million at ECKART Effect Pigments, Earnings before taxes (EBT): €39 million; net income (EAT): €11 million 

November 06, 2009

ALTANA increases sales and operating earnings

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG increased sales and operating earnings in the first three quarters of 2008 compared to the same period last year. 

November 05, 2009

ALTANA: Marked recovery of its business continues

- Considerable momentum in Q3
- Accumulated still clearly below prior-year figures
- Sales down 18 percent, EBITDA down 35 percent
- EBITDA margin 16 percent  

October 22, 2009

SKion GmbH makes a new, improved Tender Offer for Acquisition of ALTANA Shares

Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make a new, improved offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG and they have published this decision today according to § 10 section 1 of the Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (German Wertpapiererwerbs- and Übernahmegesetz "WpÜG). 

October 02, 2009

ALTANA completes acquisition of Water Ink Technologies

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA AG has today concluded the purchase of the business of Water Ink Technologies, Inc.  

September 22, 2009

ACTEGA Rhenania Launches Solvent-free Adhesives Based on Renewable Raw Materials

Following growing customer demand, a novel series of solvent-free polyurethane adhesives for laminates to be used in packaging has been developed by ACTEGA Rhenania.  

August 06, 2009

First Half 2009: ALTANA still burdened by economic crisis

- Sales: down 25 percent
- EBITDA: down 52 percent; EBITDA margin 12.6 percent
- Cost management leads to significant savings
- Stabilization in the second quarter 

July 16, 2009

ALTANA acquires Water Ink Technologies

Leading manufacturer of specialty water-based and UV inks in
North America, Consolidated sales of about $34 million (€27 million) in 2008, Consequent strategic move for ACTEGA Division
 

May 07, 2009

Global economic crisis burdens ALTANA

- Sales: down 30 percent
- EBITDA: down 71 percent
- Positive cash flow
- Consistent cost management 

March 19, 2009

Economic crisis burdens growth course of ALTANA in 2008

Sales and earnings declined slightly, Fourth quarter overshadows full year results, Dividend proposal: 10 cent per share 

March 15, 2009

ALTANA 2006: Eleventh record year in succession with strong growth in sales and earnings

ALTANA 2006: Eleventh record year in succession with strong growth in sales and earnings 

February 05, 2009

Business year 2008: ALTANA achieves margin target despite sharp business decline in the fourth quarter

Sales: €1,342 million (-3%), EBITDA: €243 million (-2%), EBITDA margin: 18.1%
 

November 06, 2008

SKion GmbH Offer for Acquisition of ALTANA Shares

Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make an offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG. 

November 05, 2008

ALTANA continues its growth course

Sales: plus 7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): plus 18 percent, Outlook revised and increased
 

August 08, 2008

ALTANA posts robust growth in the first six months of 2007

Sales: +7 percent, Earnings (EBITDA): +22 percent, Optimistic outlook is updated
 

August 07, 2008

ALTANA reports sales and earnings growth in the first half of 2008

Sales: up 2 percent (4 percent operating growth), EBITDA: up 13 percent; EBITDA margin at high level, Burdens due to exchange rate effects 

May 05, 2008

ALTANA Annual General Meeting approves dividend proposal

Regular dividend of €0.25 , Special dividend of €0.26, Payout ratio of 33%, Total dividend payment of just under €70 million 

April 29, 2008

ALTANA reports positive business performance in the first quarter of 2008

Sales: plus 3 percent (operating growth: plus 5 percent), EBITDA: plus 16 percent, Positive earnings outlook confirmed 

April 26, 2008

The new ALTANA starts with good First Quarter 2007

- Sales: +7 percent
- Earnings (EBITDA): +23 percent
- Optimistic outlook for 2007
 

April 26, 2008

ALTANA seeks delisting in the U.S.

ALTANA seeks delisting in the U.S.  

April 24, 2008

Marking of plastics

Heavy-metal free additives for flexible laser marking 

April 24, 2008

Versatile and functional: Hot-seal varnishes for top-notch requirements

Producers of specialties to serve the packaging manufacturers' market have been confronted with a dynamic evolution which is still ongoing: Standard wide-spread materials such as aluminum are increasingly substituted by plastics and polymer composites. As a consequence manufacturers are confronted with innovative applications based on these new substrates and according demands of the end-consumer. 

April 24, 2008

Innovative, laser-markable protective varnishes for rigid and flexible metal packaging

Laser induced markings have evolved into a common feature in our daily environment - just have a look at characters of computer keyboards, technical information on electronic parts, displays in cars or sealants for screw caps. 

April 24, 2008
March 18, 2008

ALTANA AG reports excellent business year 2007

- Dynamic growth in sales and earnings
- Dividend proposal: €0.25 per share
- Special dividend: €0.26 per share
- Positive outlook for the business year 2008 

January 31, 2008

ALTANA reports successful business year 2007

Excellent start as pure specialty chemicals company
Sales: €1,380 million (+ 7%)
EBITDA: €248 million (+ 33%)
 

May 03, 2007

ALTANA Annual General Meeting approves dividend distribution

Special dividend of €33.00, Regular dividend for 2006 of €1.30 and bonus dividend of €0.50, The new ALTANA concentrates on specialty chemicals, Matthias Wolfgruber and Martin Babilas form the new Management Board team  

May 03, 2007

ALTANA AG with a new Supervisory Board

Dr. Fritz Fröhlich takes over chairmanship - Wolfgruber: “Extraordinary personalities, both on a professional and personal level“
 

March 25, 2007

ALTANA Chemie acquires stake in Nanophase Technologies

Exclusive partnership and strategic investment in innovative nanotechnology company
Bad Homburg/ Wesel, Germany, March 25, 2004 - ALTANA Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals business of ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT), announced today that it has formed an exclusive global partnership w ...  

March 13, 2007

ALTANA AG:
Special dividend of €33.00
Dividend for 2006 of €1.30 and bonus dividend of €0.50

Double-digit dividend increase for the eleventh time in succession
Personnel change in the Management Board
New Supervisory Board Members

 

March 13, 2007

Ad hoc ALTANA AG:
Special dividend of €33.00
Dividend for 2006 of €1.30 and bonus dividend of €0.50

Ad hoc ALTANA AG: Special dividend of €33.00 Dividend for 2006 of €1.30 and bonus dividend of €0.50  

January 26, 2007

ALTANA AG: Excellent business year 2006

- Eleventh record year in old Group structure - Double-digit growth in sales and earnings - Strong dividend increase planned  

November 16, 2006

ALTANA Chemie Capital Markets Day 2006

Growth and sustainable value creation for more than ten years, Solid balance sheet will enable strategic flexibility and further dynamic growth, Excellent positioning and leading market position in all four divisions

 

November 09, 2006

Till Isensee New Director of Sales & Marketing at DS-Chemie

The sales organization of DS-Chemie GmbH, Bremen, a member of ALTANA Chemie AG, will be strengthened from November 2006 by the new Director of Sales & Marketing Till Isensee... 

November 02, 2006

Q1-3 2006: ALTANA with clearly double-digit growth in sales and earnings

Sales with +23% and EBT with +22% clearly above prior year's figures, Very strong earnings in the third quarter: EBT +47%, ALTANA Chemie with sustained high profitability, Special dividend of about €31 for ALTANA shareholders and another dividend increase for 2006.
 

September 21, 2006

ALTANA AG: Sale of pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed

ALTANA AG: Sale of pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed 

August 28, 2006

ALTANA Coatings & Sealants: Price increase for solvent based coatings

Rhenania Coatings, Grevenbroich (Germany) and Rhenacoat, Sedan Cedex (France), both companies of ALTANA Chemie, will increase their prices for solvent based coatings by 5% to 7% as of October 1st. 2006.  

August 02, 2006

ALTANA delivers dynamic 1st half-year 2006

- ALTANA Pharma: Sales +13%, operating return 30% - ALTANA Chemie: Sales +56%, operating return 19% - Outlook for 2006 confirmed: On the way to 11th record year in succession  

May 02, 2006

ALTANA Annual General Meeting approves dividend increase of 16%

Dividend rises to €1.10; tenth double-digit dividend increase in succession, total dividend payment higher than nominal capital for the first time 

April 27, 2006

ALTANA delivers excellent 1st Quarter 2006

Significant double-digit growth: Sales +28%, Net Income +25%, Optimistic outlook for 2006 confirmed.  

March 16, 2006

ALTANA 2005: Double-digit growth in sales and net income

Tenth record year in succession, Tenth dividend increase: +16%  

February 01, 2006

ALTANA Chemie Strengthens its Packaging Coatings Area

ALTANA AG has announced today that ALTANA Chemie AG signed an agreement on January 31, 2006, to acquire the U.S.-American Rad-Cure Corporation. 

January 25, 2006

ALTANA AG: 10th record year in succession

Double-digit growth in sales and earnings.
Excellent starting base for the strategic future development of ALTANA's divisions. 

November 23, 2005

Martin Babilas newly appointed CFO of ALTANA Chemie AG

The Supervisory Board of ALTANA Chemie AG, the Chemicals division of ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT), has appointed Martin Babilas as a Member of the Management Board of ALTANA Chemie AG effective January 1, 2006, today. 

November 02, 2005

ALTANA: Double-digit increase in earnings as per the third quarter of 2005

Very positive development at the Pharmaceuticals division. Earnings forecast for 2005 increased. Re-organization of the Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals division.  

October 04, 2005

ALTANA Chemie closed the acquisition of the ECKART group

ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FSE: ALT) announced today that the ALTANA Chemie AG completed the acquisition of the ECKART group as of October 1, 2005.  

October 04, 2005

ALTANA Chemie sells coil coating business of Rhenania Coatings

ALTANA Coatings & Sealants completes the planned divestments in the industrial coatings segment 

September 29, 2005

ALTANA Chemie acquires Kelstar International

Strategic Expansion of ALTANA Coatings & Sealants in the Area of Packaging Coatings in the US 

August 03, 2005

Fourth business unit for ALTANA Chemie

ALTANA Chemie AG, the Specialty Chemicals division of ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT), has signed an agreement to acquire the ECKART GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Fürth/Germany. 

August 03, 2005

ALTANA continues growth course over the first half-year of 2005

ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT) increased first-half consolidated sales in 2005 by 5% to €1.55 billion. Adjusted for divestment effects in the Chemicals division, the operating growth was 7%. 

May 04, 2005
April 28, 2005

ALTANA with good start in the first quarter of 2005

Sales +4%, Net income + 4% Strong pharmaceutical business  

March 17, 2005

ALTANA continues its sustained success

Sales +8%; Earnings before taxes (EBT) +8%; net income +13% Dividend up by 14% – the ninth increase in succession  

February 01, 2005

ALTANA Chemie divests Rembrandtin Lack

Concentration on growth market of packaging coatings almost complete 

January 27, 2005

ALTANA 2004: Significant dividend increase, the ninth in succession

ALTANA 2004: Significant dividend increase, the ninth in succession 

December 29, 2004

ALTANA helps flood victims in South Asia

ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg, and its operating divisions ALTANA Pharma AG, Constance, and ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, donate € 750,000 to the flood victims in South Asia. 

November 04, 2004

ALTANA: Markedly positive business performance

Strong third quarter; new record year in sight  

September 28, 2004

ALTANA Coatings & Sealants begins production of sealants in South America

To strengthen its presence in South America, La Artistica, sealants manufacturer and subsidiary of the ALTANA Coatings & Sealants business unit, recently concluded a strategic licensing agreement with Uruguayan company Promak. 

September 23, 2004

Dr. Matthias Wolfgruber´s term of office extended

The Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG today extended Dr. Matthias Wolfgruber’s term of office as Member of the Management Board of ALTANA AG and overall management of the Chemicals division by a further five years. 

September 02, 2004

BYK-Chemie enters thermoplastics market

BYK-Chemie presents high-performance wetting and dispersing additives for color masterbatches. 

August 27, 2004

BYK-Chemie and ACMOS Chemie: Partners in release agents

BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel will be collaborating more closely with Acmos Chemie KG, Bremen, in future in order to develop innovative solutions in the area of release agents. 

August 19, 2004

BYK-Chemie Involved in European Research Project

Under the umbrella of the European Commission’s “Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme”, BYK-Chemie is involved in a research project in the area of automotive coatings. 

August 12, 2004

La Artistica develops coating solutions for converting from solvent-based to water-based sealants

La Artistica has repositioned itself as a supplier of innovative coating and sealing solutions 

August 03, 2004

ALTANA sustains and improves on positive business trend over the first half-year

Strong second quarter First-half sales growth: +9%, consolidated profit +7%  

August 03, 2004

ALTANA Chemie sold and transferred its shareholding in Salchi Rhenacoat

Wesel, August 3, 2004 – ALTANA Coatings & Sealants, a business unit of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, has sold and transferred its 51 % shareholding in Salchi Rhenacoat s.r.l., Milan, ltaly, to its 49% joint-venture partner, a private family holding.  

July 28, 2004

Nano Additives from BYK-Chemie: First Application in the Field of PVC Floor Covering

On the occasion of the K 2004 to be held in Düsseldorf from October 20 – 27, 2004 BYK-Chemie presents two products for plastics based on nanotechnology.  

July 12, 2004

ALTANA Chemie sells Rhenacoat’s coil coating business to Akzo Nobel

Concentration on growth market in packaging coatings 

July 02, 2004

BYK-Chemie sells French marketing company to IMCD

Consolidation of strong position in France through joint marketing venture 

June 25, 2004

First Nano Additives of BYK-Chemie

On the occasion of the Asia Pacific Coatings Show held in Bangkok from June 3 – 4, 2004 BYK-Chemie introduced the first two products based on Nanotechnology to the market. 

June 23, 2004

BYK-Chemie is the ''Best Additive Supplier in Brazil''

BYK-Chemie GmbH, a company of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, has once again won the award of ''Best Additive Supplier in Brazil''. 

June 14, 2004

ALTANA Electrical Insulation announces general price increase

ALTANA Electrical Insulation (AEI), a business unit of ALTANA Chemie AG, is announcing price increases for its wire enamel and secondary insulation product lines of 5 to 7% starting July 1 or as contracts allow.  

May 05, 2004

Term of office extended

Bad Homburg, May 5, 2004 - The Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT) today extended Dr. Nikolaus Schweickart’s period of office as Chairman of the Management Board by a further two years until the Annual General Meeting in 2007.  

May 05, 2004
May 03, 2004

www.altanachemie.com - The new website of ALTANA Chemie

Since May 1 ALTANA Chemie AG has been present on the Internet with its new-look website. At www.altanachemie.com the specialty chemicals company has acquired an even more user- and customer-friendly appearance on the World Wide Web. 

April 29, 2004

ALTANA starts year of strategic investments according to plan

First European approval for Alvesco® and submission of Daxas® create basis for broader product portfolio Bad Homburg/Wesel, April 29, 2004 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT) increased consolidated sales by 5% to € 712 million (2003: € 678 million) in the first three months of ...  

April 02, 2004

BYK-Chemie to build new distribution center in Wesel

BYK-Chemie to build new distribution center in Wesel, underlining its long and successful relationship with the Wesel Site Wesel, April 2, 2004 - BYK-Chemie GmbH, a company of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, has just announced its plan to build a new distribution center in the "Lippe estuary ...  

March 31, 2004

ALTANA Electrical Insulation Streamlines Organization in Germany with
a New Site Concept

Wesel, March 31, 2004 - ALTANA Electrical Insulation (AEI), a business unit of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, will wind up the business activities of Rhenatech GmbH Elektroisoliersysteme, Kempen with effect from 30/09/2004 as part of its strategic focusing and the ongoing integration of the Schenec ...  

February 20, 2004

ALTANA Electrical Insulation Sells its Insulating Sleevings and Covers Business

Wesel, February 20, 2004 - ALTANA Electrical Insulation (AEI) has signed a deal with Relats, S.A., Spain to sell the electrical insulating sleevings and covers business, currently marketed through Rhenatech Elektroisoliersysteme GmbH. 

February 04, 2004

ALTANA Electrical Insulation Uses Synergy Potential

Wesel, February 04, 2004 - As part of its continuing policy of strategic alignment, ALTANA Electrical Insulation (AEI), a business unit of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, is concentrating on realizing synergy potentials and on improving the structures within the business unit. The focus here is on s ...  

January 27, 2004

ALTANA 2003: New record year; the eighth in succession

Profits climb by 10% and sales by 5% despite weak dollar; another dividend increase targeted
(Note: All figures mentioned in this press release are provisional and unaudited) 

January 07, 2004

ALTANA Chemie Acquires Electrical Insulation Business of Ranbar

Bad Homburg/ Wesel, Germany, January 7, 2004 - ALTANA Chemie AG, the specialty chemicals business of ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FSE: ALT), has acquired today through its US subsidiary P.D. George the electrical insulation business of Ranbar Electrical Materials Inc., USA. The acquired activities c ...  

December 10, 2003

ALTANA Chemie Extends China Commitment

Already four wholly owned subsidiaries in China Wesel, December 10, 2003 -ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, is concentrating on the Asian market. With retroactive effect from July 1, 2003, ALTANA Coatings & Sealants has increased its stake in the existing joint venture of China's Shunde Rhenac ...  

November 06, 2003

ALTANA in the first nine months: Growth despite weak dollar

Return on sales (EBT) more than 22%; sales rise by 5%, profit before taxes (EBT) up 12%
Bad Homburg, November 6, 2003 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FWB: ALT) reported sales of around €2 billion for the first nine months of 2003, up 5% on the equivalent previous year's figure. "Despite ...  

August 13, 2003

ALTANA completes acquisition of Electrical Insulation Business from Schenectady International

Bad Homburg/ Wesel, August 13, 2003 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FSE: ALT), Bad Homburg, Germany, announced today, that it has completed the acquisition of the global electrical insulation business from Schenectady International, Inc. (SII), USA. The acquisition was announced in April 2003. SII ac ...  

August 04, 2003

ALTANA: Strong profit growth in the first half year

Profit before taxes (EBT) rises 25%; operating growth margin 28% Bad Homburg, August 4, 2003 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA; FSE: ALT), Bad Homburg, reported sales of approximately €1.4 billion for the first half of 2003, up 7% on the equivalent previous year's figure of approximately &e ... 

April 14, 2003

ALTANA Acquires Electrical Insulation Business from Schenectady International

Strategic Strengthening of ALTANA Chemie Bad Homburg, April 14, 2003 - ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg, Germany, and Schenectady International, Inc. (SII), USA, announced today that ALTANA Chemie will acquire SII's global electrical insulation business. The acquisition is planned to be complet ... 

March 27, 2003

New AWETA Technical Service Laboratory for BYK-Chemie USA, Inc.

Only 7 months after starting construction, the new AWETA Technical Service Laboratory for BYK-Chemie USA was opened on March 7, 2003. The new laboratory is designed for technical service and quality control and is equipped to support basic technical service projects for most applications in paint an ...  

October 16, 2002

ALTANA Investors' Conference Chemicals

First ALTANA Chemie Investors' Conference Innovative niche player
Leading market position in four business areas
Bad Homburg, 16 October 2002 - ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg, presented the activities of its Specialty Chemicals Division to numerous analysts and investors at to ...  

September 30, 2002

ALTANA opens additives production site in China

Bad Homburg, September 30, 2002 BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, part of ALTANA Chemie, has recently opened a new production site for paint and plastics additives in Tongling, China. Founded towards the end of 2001, BYK-Chemie (Tongling) Co. Ltd. is responsible for operations at the site and plans to ...  

September 17, 2002

ALTANA donates € 750,000 for the victims of the flood disaster

Fund for the rebuilding of doctor's surgeries and hospitals
Bad Homburg, September 17, 2002 ALTANA AG, Bad Homburg and its divisions ALTANA Pharma AG, Constance and ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel donate € 750,000 for the victimes of the flood disaster. 

September 16, 2002

ALTANA announces transfer of the PU Foam Surfactants Business from GE Bayer Silicones

Bad Homburg, September 16, 2002 BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, a company of ALTANA Chemie AG, has taken over the PU foam surfactants business of GE Bayer Silicones GmbH & Co. KG, Leverkusen, effective September 1st, 2002. The worldwide marketing rights for these products have been transferred to ...  

August 19, 2002

Rhenania Coatings GmbH acquires can coating business from Akzo Nobel Inks, Denmark

Effective 1st July 2002 Rhenania Coatings GmbH has taken over the can coating business from Akzo Nobel Inks, which has a yearly turnover of approximately 2 Mio. €. This solicitation of business enables Rhenania Coatings GmbH to open up new markets in Morocco and Greece and to strengt ...  

May 27, 2002

ALTANA Chemie Announces Acquisition of Guardian Resin Corporation

ST. LOUIS ( May 24, 2002) - The P. D. George Company of St. Louis, Missouri, a member of ALTANA Chemie, has signed a contract to acquire the business of Guardian Resin Corporation/Gahanna as of June 1, 2002. P.D. George will buy all of the operating assets of the organization and will take o ...  

April 02, 2002

Change of Management at ALTANA Chemicals

Dr. Klaus Oehmichen, Head of ALTANA's Chemicals division since 1984 and member of the Management Board of ALTANA AG since 1990, will be 65 on October 1, 2002. After an exceptionally successful career, he will step down from the Management Board on this date to take well earned retirement. The Superv ...