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.
- 27. November, 2009
Waterborne coating systems containing inorganic pigments and extenders tend to settle and separate. Commonly used deflocculating additives achieve a perfect stabilization of pigments but the settling tendency normally increases.
- 18. November, 2009
The Management Board and Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG recommend that the company's shareholders accept the offer of SKion GmbH and sell their shares at a price of €14.00 per share to SKion GmbH.
- 11. November, 2009
Silicone and acrylate additives are typically used in combination in standard coating formulations. Acrylate additives improve the flow and leveling of a coating system while the silicone additives enhance substrate wetting and prevent cratering. The right choice of additive and the right dosage are essential for a well-balanced performance.
- 09. November, 2009
Two acquisitions in India and the U.S.; Focus on market segment ''Electronic & Engineering Materials''; Major importance of Research & Development further stressed
- 05. November, 2009
- Considerable momentum in Q3
- Accumulated still clearly below prior-year figures
- Sales down 18 percent, EBITDA down 35 percent
- EBITDA margin 16 percent
- 29. October, 2009
The demands made of downstream users of chemicals and the provisions that they must comply with under the REACH Regulation were the subject of the first BYK Downstream Users' Day at the end of September in Düsseldorf.
- 22. October, 2009
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).
- 02. October, 2009
The specialty chemicals group ALTANA AG has today concluded the purchase of the business of Water Ink Technologies, Inc.
- 22. September, 2009
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.
- 07. September, 2009
ALTANA's ECKART Effect Pigments division strengthens its main factory in the Franconian town of Güntersthal (Bavaria) and its site in Wackersdorf
- 03. September, 2009
Printed electronics: Joint research project MaDriX accomplishes a cross-company uniform material characterization in components
Joint press release
of PolyIC, BASF, Evonik Industries, ELANTAS Beck and Siemens
- 19. August, 2009
On August 03, 2009 ELANTAS GmbH informed ELANTAS Beck India Limited (the ''Company'') about its decision to voluntarily delist the equity shares of the Company currently traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd in accordance with the SEBI ...
- 06. August, 2009
- Sales: down 25 percent
- EBITDA: down 52 percent; EBITDA margin 12.6 percent
- Cost management leads to significant savings
- Stabilization in the second quarter
- 16. July, 2009
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
- 06. July, 2009
ALTANA: Supervisory Board reappoints Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber as Chief Executive Officer
- 17. June, 2009
from July 1, 2009, BYK will integrate the European marketing of its new wax additives, acquired in the throes of taking over the Netherlands-based Dick Peters b.v., into its existing dealer network.
- 20. May, 2009
Over the years, requirements for color masterbatches have increased continually. Despite improved extrusion technology, the dispersion of organic pigments often presents a challenge.
- 13. May, 2009
Very compatible silicones are essential especially when they are used in coatings of low film thicknesses, e.g. can-coating applications. Only then is it possible for them to produce a perfect wetting of critical substrates, an increase of surface slip and good crater resistance.
- 12. May, 2009
Today, after the company's Annual General Meeting in Duisburg, the Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG has extended the appointment of Martin Babilas (37) as Member of the Management Board.
- 12. May, 2009
- Payout ratio of 13%
- Financial stability further strengthened
- 07. May, 2009
ECKART introduces improved JETFLUID metallic digital drop on demand inks at booth no. N87 in Hall 7 at FESPA 2009 Amsterdam from May 12-14, 2009.
- 07. May, 2009
- Sales: down 30 percent
- EBITDA: down 71 percent
- Positive cash flow
- Consistent cost management
- 31. March, 2009
The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009
- 30. March, 2009
The matting of high-solids and UV coatings essentially depends on the perfect incorporation and dispersion of preferably high levels of silica-based matting agents.
- 26. March, 2009
ECKART is presenting itself as an innovative and experienced consulting partner for all issues regarding innovative effect pigment applications at the ECS, the international coatings and paint industry trade fair, in Nuremberg...
- 19. March, 2009
Sales and earnings declined slightly, Fourth quarter overshadows full year results, Dividend proposal: 10 cent per share
- 27. February, 2009
BYK's exhibit at this year's European Coatings Show (ECS) from March 31 through April 2 will be more innovative than ever.
- 23. February, 2009
- 12. February, 2009
Efficiency in your formulation: BYK®-3520 & BYK®-3521 -
multifunctional additives for aqueous coatings
The new multifunctional additives BYK®-3520 and BYK®-3521 combine excellent flow and defoaming properties with exceptional substrate wetting. Both products can easily be incorporated and are compatible in many coating systems.
- 05. February, 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%
- 21. January, 2009
Processing additives for polyurethane foam applications -
meeting the challenges of compatibility and processability
With its new class of additives, BYK is setting new standards in polyurethane foam applications. This unique group of processing additives improves both the compatibility and the processability of foam systems.
- 13. January, 2009
Don Hanna has been named Area Sales Manager for ELANTAS PDG, Inc., where he will be responsible for the sales of ELANTAS PDG, Inc. in the Southeast.
- 11. January, 2009
ELANTAS PDG, Inc. unveiled a new, state-of-the-art $11 million blending facility at their 20-acre facility located in north St. Louis City.