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.

November 23, 2010

K-2010 trade fair a great success: Solutions for thermoplastic applications in especially high demand!

Besides the highly effective additives BYK® P 4100, BYK® P 4101 and BYK® P 4102 for the optimized processing of highly filled compounds, the innovative product BYK® P 4200 also attracted particularly intense interest.  

November 11, 2010

3rd ALTANA Innovation Conference:
ALTANA Innovation Award for New Effect Pigment Generation Based on Glassflakes

145 top international researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group are currently discussing technical and commercial developments and future innovative trends at the 3rd ALTANA Innovation Conference ... 

September 01, 2010

ALTANA: New Internet Presence of the ALTANA Group

ALTANA: New Internet Presence of the ALTANA Group 

August 27, 2010

BYK presents innovative solutions for the plastic industry

At the K Fair in Düsseldorf/Germany from October 27th to November 3rd, BYK will present innovative additive solutions for the plastic industry in Hall 5, Stand E18.  

August 27, 2010

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG):

Squeeze-out procedure of ALTANA AG: Squeeze-out resolution entered in the Commercial Register

The resolution adopted by the Annual General Meeting regarding the transfer of shares from ALTANA AG’s minority shareholders to the company’s majority shareholder SKion GmbH has been entered in the Commercial Register of the company on August 27, 2010... 

August 23, 2010

Squeeze-out procedure of ALTANA AG: AGM resolution filed for entry in the Commercial Register

ALTANA AG has today filed to enter the transfer resolution in the Commercial Register in Duisburg. 

August 05, 2010

ALTANA: Dynamic upward trend continues

- Sales and earnings grow significantly in the first six months of the year
- Uncertainty about inventory effects and the development of raw material prices 

July 23, 2010

ALTANA sells polyurethane foam additives business

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA sells the polyurethane foam stabilizers business of its BYK Additives & Instruments division to Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH. 

June 30, 2010

ALTANA: Annual General Meeting passes squeeze out resolution

- Stock exchange listing ends after entry into the Commercial Register
- Dividend of 4 cent per share 

June 29, 2010

BYK makes paper surfaces more scratch resistant

A newly developed measuring method from BYK makes it possible to highlight connections and causes of paper surface marking and, by means of a suitable addition of additives to the paper coating, to increase the scratch resistance of the paper surface. 

June 21, 2010

ELANTAS Deatech is raising its prices

As of August 1, 2010 ELANTAS Deatech, a member of the ELANTAS Electrical Insulation group, will be raising its prices for ... 

June 10, 2010
June 08, 2010

BPA- and melamine-free protecting varnish for flexible packaging

ACTEGA Rhenania has developed a water-based protecting varnish for flexible packaging that is in accordance with FDA requirements for direct and indirect food contact... 

June 04, 2010

ALTANA acquires ABB Micafil’s polyurethane casting
resins business

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has acquired with immediate effect the polyurethane casting resins business of ABB Micafil, a business unit of ABB Schweiz.  

May 06, 2010

ALTANA has started dynamically into the year 2010

Considerable growth in sales and earnings 

April 29, 2010

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG):

Cash compensation for ALTANA shares fixed at Euro 15.01 per share

SKion GmbH has informed ALTANA AG that it has fixed the cash compensation for the transfer of shares of the remaining shareholders (minority shareholders) of ALTANA to SKion GmbH (Squeeze out) at € 15.01 per share.  

March 22, 2010

ALTANA acquires the business of the coatings manufacturer
Aquaprint

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has signed an
agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. 

March 18, 2010

ALTANA: Sales and earnings below prior year levels despite noticeable upturn in business

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA recorded considerable declines in sales and earnings in the business year 2009. 

March 04, 2010

ALTANA supports Training Initiative 2010 in the Wesel district

From today, Training Initiative 2010, which is supported by ALTANA, will be rolled out for the district of Wesel.  

March 02, 2010

Great willingness to help others: ALTANA and ALTANA staff donate 70,000 euros to Haiti

Many colleagues have responded to the emergency appeal of ALTANA AG to help the people of Haiti.  

March 02, 2010

Rene Castanos Joins ELANTAS PDG, Inc. as an Area Sales Manager

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (EPDG) is proud to announce Rene Castanos has joined the company as an Area Sales Manager. Castanos will be responsible for a portion of Mexico and a small US based territory. 

February 22, 2010

Jim Stockhausen joins ELANTAS PDG; John Yodis appointed to newly created Product Line Manager position.

Jim Stockhausen joins ELANTAS PDG, Inc. as Business Development Manager for the E&EM business line; John Yodis appointed to newly created Product Line Manager position. 

February 04, 2010

Business year 2009: ALTANA noticeably affected by the crisis despite strong rebound in the second half of the year

Sales: €1,182 million (-12%), EBITDA: €204 million (-16%); EBITDA margin: 17.3%, Impairments of €77 million at ECKART Effect Pigments, Earnings before taxes (EBT): €39 million; net income (EAT): €11 million 

February 02, 2010

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG): SKion exceeds threshold of 95 percent of the ALTANA shares and makes squeeze out request

The SKion GmbH has informed ALTANA that as of today it is holding 129,342,421 shares, i.e. 95,04 percent of the ALTANA Shares.