Press Archive

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.

December 13, 2005

Price increase

As of January 1, 2006 ECKART will increase prices for bronze powder, pastes and pellets by 8.5 % worldwide. The increase for bronze based offset...  

December 12, 2005

Innovation close to the customer

BYK-Chemie opens laboratory in India – Anniversary in Japan 

December 06, 2005

Orange Peel measurement on high to semi gloss surfaces

Orange Peel measurement on high to semi gloss surfaces

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing a new instrument to objectively measure the surface quality after each paint process step: the wave-scan dual.
 

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 05, 2005

NANOBYK-3650: All-in-One Additive

As in many other areas, nanotechnology opens up new horizons in the coatings industry. So far, many users have been very interested in taking advantage of this state-of-the-art technology but have refrained from doing so because the handling of nano-additives required highly specialized know-how. 

October 04, 2005

ALTANA Chemie: Change in Division Management

Wolfgang Schütt succeeds Christoph Schlünken as President ALTANA Electrical Insulation 

October 04, 2005

Dr. Christoph Schlünken is new President of the Effect Pigments Division and Chairman of the Management Board of the ECKART Group

After the acquisition of the ECKART Group and its integration as the fourth division of ALTANA Chemie AG, Wesel, we hereby announce that Dr. Christoph Schlünken will lead the new Division Effect Pigments as President, he is also Chairman of the Management Board of the ECKART Group.  

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 

September 16, 2005

BYK-®016: Many Advantages Combined in One Additive

BYK-Chemie developed a new defoamer that complies with FDA requirements for usage in printing applications with food contact: BYK-®016. 

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%. 

July 04, 2005

Color and Gloss Control of Automotive Interior Parts – combined in one instrument

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is introducing the new spectro-guide gloss S family with tighter specifications needed for automotive interior applications.  

June 06, 2005

DISPERBYK®-194: Member of a Good Family

DISPERBYK®-194 is a new high molecular wetting and dispersing additive to avoid flooding and floating. It reduces viscosity and increases gloss as well as transparency in aqueous coatings, printing inks and pigment concentrates 

June 06, 2005

BYK®-425: To Counteract Settling and Sagging in Aqueous Systems

BYK®-425 completes the range of liquid rheology additives of BYK-Chemie 

June 06, 2005

BYK®-1790: Radiation Curing Without Foam

Silicone-free ‘FDA’ defoamer for solvent-free radiation curable systems 

June 06, 2005

DISPERBYK®-145: Improved Pigment Stabilization in Nonpolar Coatings

DISPERBYK®-145 is a new high molecular weight wetting and dispersing additive for nonpolar solvent-based systems 

May 19, 2005

BYK-Chemie Awarded for Best Marketing Campaign in Southeast Asia

For the second time in three months, BYK-Chemie has received an award for its new marketing campaign 

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 31, 2005

Innovation offensive at BYK-Chemie

More innovative than ever – that’s BYK-Chemie at the Nuremberg European Coatings Show (Hall 4, Booth 311) to be held from April 26 to 28, 2005 

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  

March 01, 2005

Repeatable Quality Control of Plastic Resin Pellets

BYK-Gardner is introducing a new rotating sampling device to repeatably measure the yellowness index of plastic resin pellets. 

February 08, 2005

Stabilizers for Polyurethane Foams

Stabilizers for Polyurethane Foams 

February 02, 2005

New Catalogue 2005 - 2006

New Catalogue 2005 - 2006 

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 

January 12, 2005

New Problem Solvers from BYK-Chemie

The latest additives from BYK-Chemie come from three different areas.