Energy efficiency has become one of the core aspects of corporate sustainability and ALTANA has been working to improve its energy balance for years, for two primary reasons:
- High share of energy cost in production cost
- Rising energy prices
However, it is equally important to reduce our specific CO2 emissions and to make an essential contribution to climate protection apart from the contribution of our products. These objectives apply to all ALTANA sites worldwide.
Energy efficiency can also be achieved by streamlining the corporate portfolio and merging sites. Thus, ACTEGA Rhenania divested its ceramic color unit, which was its most energyintensive production, and ACTEGA Radcure was integrated
into ACTEGA WIT. This allows for better capacity usage of volume-independent energy consumers such as light, ventila tion, heat ing, or air-conditioning. Our acquisitions also made a compar able contribution to efficiency, for example
the acquisition of Watson Standard Adhesives Company, where production will be integrated into existing manufacturing processes (see also page 9).