Innovation @ ALTANA

For ALTANA as a pure specialty chemicals company, innovation drives profitable growth. On the basis of our innovative strength, we are concentrating on our leading position in growth specialty markets.

To this end, we invest around 7 percent of our sales each year in research and development (2018: 154 million euros) – significantly more than the industry average – and rely on a corporate culture that truly enables innovations.

Our solutions open up growth and savings potential for our customers and can change entire markets. We can only achieve our goal of being a global leader in our markets by being close to our worldwide customers in the regionally relevant markets.

We develop tailor-made solutions for our customers in various markets and applications fields. Ultimately, it is about giving our customers a competitive edge. In addition, our research concentrates on important future technologies like, for example, industrial digital printing, the innovative materials for the electromobility and additive manufacturing (3D printing). 

The use of external knowledge is a fixed component of our innovation process, be it through cooperation with scientific institutions (ALTANA Institute) or targeted participation in young technology companies. 

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