Press & News 2014

Press & News

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»News archive 2013         » Business Year 2013

August 08, 2014

2014 Half Year Results: ALTANA achieves double-digit sales and profit increase

Sales reach €985 million, with EBITDA margin at 21.5 percent, Acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology business and organic growth as drivers, Forecast for the full year confirmed
 

July 22, 2014

Industry Innovation Index: External Knowledge - Underestimated Potential for Innovation

Survey of German industrial managers on success factors of innovative companies, Systematic use of external knowledge ranked lowest, Only seven percent of companies consistently incorporate external expertise into their innovation processes
 

June 25, 2014

ALTANA Group Invests €100 million in Landa Digital Printing

Sees Landa Nanography™ as game changer for the print industry 

June 05, 2014

ALTANA more than doubles production capacity for BYK additives in the U.S.

Expansion of Wallingford, Connecticut facility emphasizes commitment to local customers and North American business, Investment is single largest made by ALTANA outside of Germany, Globally harmonized manufacturing increases worldwide supply chain security 

May 13, 2014

Industry Innovation Index: Industry's Battle for Skilled Staff - Corporate Culture More Important Than Money, Study Shows

87 percent of young employees particularly favor a cooperative working atmosphere 

April 29, 2014

ALTANA Group Significantly Expands Presence in China

ACTEGA opens new research facility for coatings and sealants in
Foshan, ELANTAS increases capacity of world's largest production plant for wire enamels in Tongling, BYK plans new plant for chemical additives in Shanghai
 

April 04, 2014

ACTEGA Rhenania at interpack 2014: Innovative and Customer Focused Solutions

ACTEGA Rhenania will be represented at this year’s interpack trade fair, held in Düsseldorf from May 8, 2014 to May 14, 2014, together with its sister companies ACTEGA DS, ACTEGA Terra and ECKART, in Hall 11, Booth A12. 

March 21, 2014

2013 Results: ALTANA Continues Growth Course

Sales rise by 4% to €1.8 Billion, EBITDA reaches €336 million, with a margin of 19%, Integration of rheology acquisition is proceeding, Company aims to double its business by 2020 

March 04, 2014

Industry Innovation Index
Innovative Strength: German Industry Falls Short of its Potential

Industrial companies are regarded as exceptionally innovative – particularly German ones. However, a current study by specialty chemicals company ALTANA indicates that many managers of industry in Germany believe there is a need for action in their own companies.  

February 04, 2014

ALTANA Acquires Polypropylene Wax Emulsion Business from DSM

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired technologies and customer-specific know-how in the field of polypropylene wax emulsions from Royal DSM 

28. November, 2013

ALTANA successfully places €200 million German Schuldschein

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has successfully issued a German Schuldschein with a volume of €200 million.  

14. November, 2013

ACTEGA wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2013

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA focuses on and commits to research and innovation. Around 160 top researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group from all over the world came together at the 6th ALTANA Innovation Conference in Wesel to discuss technical as well as economic developments and future innovative trends. As a highlight of the international event, the group's best innovation is honored with the ALTANA Innovation Award.