• global players + family
    ALTANA – global leader in true specialty chemicals. With 50 independent operating companies worldwide we are not only in your vicinity but working passionately for you like family businesspeople. Empowerment to act and trust in our employees are the best prerequisites for innovations and topnotch achievements. So that you can take off in your markets.

  • optimizers + lateral
    ALTANA – global leader in true specialty chemicals. Every sixth employee in the company worldwide works in research and development. As a result, we don’t only make everything a little better for our customers, for example plastics more scratch-resistant, colors more brilliant, and paints with a perfect shine. We also take new paths so you’re always a step ahead.

  • chemical
    + trend
    ALTANA – global leader in true specialty chemicals. Every year, we invest around six percent of our sales in research and development – almost twice as much as the industry average. As a result, we not only find the perfect chemical formula for you but also enable you to set the tone in your markets, for example with our pioneering effect pigments.

  • coatings-
    + climate

    ALTANA – global leader in true specialty chemicals. We think in all directions for the benefit of our customers. For example, when it comes to developing innovative insulating materials for the electrical and electronics industry. These materials enable product developers to build ever smaller, more sophisticated devices. With them, you can score points with customers and at the same time conserve energy, save on material, and cut costs.

  • researchers + packaging
    ALTANA – global leader in true specialty chemicals. We cultivate the art of developing products tailored exactly to our customers’ needs. At around 50 locations worldwide, our experts not only develop the appropriate chemical formula but also the optimum solution, so that packaging not only looks good but can also endure every conceivable load.

Global leader in true specialty chemicals

Worldwide, our customers benefit from the family-business-like service culture of the some 50 operating companies in the ALTANA Group, without having to forego the advantages of a financially strong and internationally active partner. 

For years, BASF Coatings has relied on BYK additives and ECKART effect pigments from ALTANA. They offer a number of approaches toward creating continuous improvements to water-based paints and coatings, and help in reducing emissions. A short film shows how both partners create value in working together and permanently develop innovative and sustainable solutions. 

The Sustainability Report was written by ALTANA AG to provide the public, the company’s employees and business partners, authorities, non-governmental organizations, and all other stakeholders with information about the implementation of sustainability in the strategy of ALTANA in terms of ecology and corporate social responsibility.

With a well-dosed mixture of continuity and change, the ALTANA Group continued on its successful path in 2014. Here you'll find the latest Annual Report of the ALTANA AG.

You now have the opportunity to gain an insight into our company and our guiding principles. The film shows you the workings and culture of the ALTANA Group from the perspective of our colleagues.

See examples of how the ALTANA Group and all its divisions put the latest scientific findings into practice.

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