ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011

On November 09th and 10th, 2011, the 4th ALTANA Innovation Conference was held in Wesel. 

Almost 150 top researchers and developers of the specialty chemicals Group from all over the world came together at the international Innovation Conference held in Wesel to discuss technical and economic developments as well as future innovative trends. For ALTANA, innovation is the pivotal key to further growth. With research and development expenditure of about 6% of sales, which is clearly above the industry average, ALTANA secures its technological edge and provides customers with unique innovative products and services. New developments are investigated and implemented together with the customer and in close proximity to the customer. 48 laboratory and research sites worldwide offer customers innovative solutions in the area of surface protection and surface finishing. Every fifth ALTANA employee globally works in research or application technology.


The highlight of the ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011 was the presentation of the ALTANA Innovation Award 2011. For the third time, the prize has been awarded to technically outstanding innovations that are already successful in the market. This year, PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging were awarded. The winning team is: Dr. José Quibén, Ricardo Lourido (both ACTEGA Artística), Michael Lucas, Heiko Hartenstein (both ACTEGA Rhenania), Dr. Rüdiger Wittenberg, Dany Mängel and Sebastian Landeck (all ACTEGA DS).

Find more about the ALTANA Innovation Award 2011.