Specialty Chemicals

The name ALTANA represents a global specialty chemical group. It com-prises the holding company ALTANA AG and four operating divisions: BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA. We have currently 48 operational companies and more than 50 application and research laboratories worldwide.


ALTANA develops, produces and sells high-quality innovative products in the specialty chemicals business. ALTANA offers innovative, environmentally compatible solutions with the matching specialty products for coating manufactures, paint and plastic processors, the printing and cosmetic industries, and the electrical and electronic industry. The product range includes additives, special coatings and adhesives, effect pigments, sealants and compounds, impregnating resins & varnishes, and testing and measuring instruments. Our strength lies in offering differentiated solutions and specialty products that create added value for our customers and our company.

International Business

The group of companies with global operations has its headquarters in the German town of Wesel on the Lower Rhine. The four divisions within the ALTANA Group all occupy a leading position in their target markets with respect to quality, product solution expertise, innovation and service. Products made by companies in the ALTANA Group are sold in over 100 countries worldwide and their quality has earned us an outstanding reputation amongst our customers as a valuable partner, both nationally and internationally.

Discover ALTANA in daily life

Discover products from the ALTANA Group in your daily life. Whether it’s paints, coatings, or closures - we ensure more joy, comfort, and sustainability.