Press Archive

Here you will find the press releases for ALTANA and our subsidiary companies for the years from 2002 until today.

December 28, 2011

Innovative process control reports make your live easier!

BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - is announcing new data analysis reports in their innovative software smart-chart: scorecards as well as trend reports with drill-in functionality. 

December 16, 2011

ECKART sells its Cosmetics natural mica pearlescent business to SUDARSHAN

The ECKART Effect Pigments division of ALTANA has signed an agreement to sell the natural mica pearlescent business for Cosmetics to SUDARSHAN Chemical Industries Limited, India.  

December 06, 2011

ELANTAS merging in Italy

ELANTAS announces that ELANTAS Camattini S.p.A., registered office in Collecchio (PR, Italy), will be merged into ELANTAS Deatech S.r.l effective December 31, 2011.  

November 10, 2011

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging

ALTANA Innovation Conference 2011:
ALTANA Innovation Award for PVC-free sealing compounds used in packaging 

October 06, 2011

ALTANA Acquires Production of Metalure Pigments from Avery

ALTANA Acquires Production of Metalure Pigments from Avery

September 29, 2011

Successful presentation of ACTEGA Kelstar at Graph Expo

High level of attendance at ACTEGA Kelstar booth, Live presentation of innovative products

August 10, 2011

ACTEGA DS: New partner for PVC-free lids

PROVALIN®, the PVC- and plasticizer-free closure sealing compound for glass containers, is now also used by natural food supplier Bruno Fischer. 

August 10, 2011

ACTEGA DS: For a PVC-free future

Within the framework of a trade conference at the Interpack 2011, the company presented its various PVC-free alternatives  

August 04, 2011

ALTANA continues on its growth course

Healthy top line growth in the first six months of the year, High raw materials costs burden margin 

July 28, 2011

ALTANA helps refugees in East Africa

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG is donating €30,000 to the victims of the severe drought in East Africa.  

July 14, 2011

Strong Commitment to Innovation: ACTEGA Opens New Laboratory in Cinnaminson, NJ

Support for entire NAFTA region, Optimized access to innovation and service for ACTEGA customers

July 08, 2011
May 18, 2011

ALTANA acquires printing ink manufacturer Color Chemie

Sales of about 50 million Euros, Plants in Germany, Austria, France and Poland

May 09, 2011
April 18, 2011

Albert von Hebel appointed member of the management team of BYK-Chemie GmbH

With effect from April 1, Albert von Hebel succeeds Gerd Büscher as Managing Director. In his new role, he is responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, purchasing, IT, integrated management systems, and general administration.

April 15, 2011
April 12, 2011

ACTEGA Rhenania at Interpack 2011: Innovative and Customer Focused

ACTEGA Rhenania to present innovative and customer focused solutions for the packaging industry (coatings, heat seal lacquers and adhesives) from its location in Hall 11, Booth 12-A... 

March 22, 2011

ALTANA achieves outstanding business year 2010

ALTANA achieves outstanding business year 2010 

March 21, 2011

ALTANA acquires can end sealants business of Watson Standard Adhesives Company

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has acquired the can end sealants business for the metal can packaging market of U.S. based “Watson Standard Adhesives Company” (WSAC).  

March 18, 2011

Objectively measure mottling of effect coatings -
with the new cloud-runner

Geretsried/Germany, March 16, 2011: BYK-Gardner, producer of complete QC solutions for measuring color, appearance, and physical properties of paint and plastic, is introducing the portable “cloud-runner” to efficiently measure mottling at the paint line.

Metallic and effect finishes are of great popularity in the automotive industry. The orientation of the effect pigments (e.g. alu flakes) is very critical and is dependent on the “robustness” of the paint formulation as well as variations of process parameters.

March 16, 2011

ELANTAS announces general price increase

ELANTAS Electrical Insulation is announcing global price increases for its wire enamel product line of 8%... 

March 10, 2011

BYK at the ECS: innovative and environmentally-friendly

BYK to present innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions for the coatings, printing ink, and adhesives industries from its location in Hall 7 A, Booth 205 at this year's European Coatings Show (ECS) taking place from March 29th - 31st. This year, the company headquartered in Wesel, Germany, is highlighting the brand new BYKJET® - product portfolio for inkjet applications at their booth.
The BYK booth will provide customers and those from the adhesives and sealants industry with a comprehensive overview of the innovations and further developments for these markets. 

March 04, 2011

PROVALIN® goes into series production

After an intensive test and rollout phase in 2010, PROVALIN® - the PVC- and plasticizer-free sealant for lids of glass jars - is now going into series production.  

February 28, 2011

ECKART announces price increase for metal effect pigments and metallic printing inks

Effective April 1st, 2011, ECKART will globally increase prices for metal effect pigments and metallic printing inks by 6%, for certain products and product groups also above. 

January 20, 2011

ALTANA acquires polymer modifier producer Kometra

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has signed an agreement today to acquire Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und -Additiv GmbH.