Here you will find the press releases for ALTANA and our subsidiary companies for the years from 2002 until today.
Press releases from the ALTANA Holding until 2006 you will find here.
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.
With effect from February 1, 2005, BYK-Chemie will increase prices for all paint and plastics additives worldwide by 6%. For mineral oil defoamers the price increase will be 3.5% and for viscosity reducers 8%.
On November 23, 2004 the 8th BYK-Chemie application laboratory was officially inaugurated.
BYK-Gardner introduces a new member of the family of thickness measuring instruments
ALTANA Electrical Insulation and its subsidiaries are raising the prices for Wire Enamels, Impregnating Resins and Compounds worldwide by at least 10%.
Strong third quarter; new record year in sight
ALTANA Electrical Insulation, a business unit of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, has commenced operation of a super modern production plant in Zhuhai after a year and a half of construction.
BYK-Gardner introduces the new spectro-guide, its new instrument that combines color and gloss measurement in one unit – highly repeatable even on textured surfaces.
Terry Bradshaw’s Pick of the Week is a television show that is broadcast weekly on the CNBC cable network. The series of short stories highlights successful companies in America and how they have succeeded despite extraordinary economic conditions.
In line with the slogan of K 2004 (Vision - Innovation -Business), BYK-Chemie will be presenting its latest product developments from 20 to 27 October at the Messe Düsseldorf.
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.
BYK-Chemie introduces AQUACER® 526, the first wax emulsion for effect pigment orientation in water-based systems.
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.
At the end of September, Beck Electrical Insulation – one of the more recent members of ALTANA Chemie – will be celebrating its 100th birthday.
Since September 1, 2004, KRAHN Chemie GmbH of Hamburg has been the official agent for BYK-Chemie, Wesel.
BYK-Chemie presents high-performance wetting and dispersing additives for color masterbatches.
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.
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.
La Artistica has repositioned itself as a supplier of innovative coating and sealing solutions
Strong second quarter First-half sales growth: +9%, consolidated profit +7%
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.
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.
Ulrike Flach today visited BYK-Chemie, Wesel, a company of ALTANA Chemie AG.
Concentration on growth market in packaging coatings
Consolidation of strong position in France through joint marketing venture
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.
BYK-Chemie GmbH, a company of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, has once again won the award of ''Best Additive Supplier in Brazil''.
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.
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.
Dividend increases by 11% to €0.83
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Return on sales in excess of 21%
Dividend up by 11% - the eighth increase in succession
Bad Homburg, Germany, March 18, 2004 - ALTANA AG (NYSE: AAA, FSE: ALT) reported another successful business year 2003. "Over the past year we have remained on course for further growth, de ...
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.
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 ...
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)
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 ...
ALTANA Chemie is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan W. Graham to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of The P.D. George Company.