Press Archive

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

December 07, 2012

ALTANA acquires the business of the wax additive manufacturer ChemCor, USA

ALTANA has signed a contract to acquire the business of Chemical Corporation of America Inc. (ChemCor), a U.S. manufacturer of specialty wax additives... 

November 26, 2012

ELANTAS Electrical Insulation will not acquire the THEIC business from Changzhou Lantian

ELANTAS and Changzhou Lantian Ruiqi Chemical (China) have agreed not to execute the asset purchase agreement for the acquisition of Lantian’s business with Tris-2-hydroxyethyl-Isocyanurat (THEIC)... 

November 08, 2012

ALTANA Innovation Award 2012 goes to BYK

A BYK innovation team has won the 2012 ALTANA Innovation Award. The prize was awarded for high performance CRP wetting and dispersing additives for sophisticated coatings applications.  

November 01, 2012

Reorganization of the Management Team at ALTANA AG

The presidents of the four divisions will be rotating their posts 

October 04, 2012

Technical Press Release ELANTAS:
Nanotechnology Based Wire Enamels

ELANTAS, the division Electrical Insulation of ALTANA AG, is introducing a newly developed wire enamel into the electrical insulation market. The new product Deatherm E 641 GL combines the positive effects of nanotechnology with the established and well-known properties of highly temperature resistant wire enamels. Intensive endurance tests have proven that this new wire enamel shows significantly improved the resistance against partial discharge and voltage spikes. 

September 28, 2012
August 27, 2012

BYK Additives & Instruments presents a renewable and biodegradable additive at the APCS 2012

BYK Additives & Instruments presents a renewable and biodegradable additive at the APCS 2012 

August 08, 2012

ALTANA reports sales increase in the first half of 2012

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG was able to further increase sales and operating earnings over the first six months of the current business year. 

July 17, 2012

ALTANA AG completes €250 million credit facility

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG has successfully concluded a syndicated line of credit in the amount of €250 million.  

July 02, 2012

Change in the Supervisory Board of ALTANA AG

Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Schmieder takes over the chairmanship 

June 12, 2012
May 24, 2012

BYK Additives & Instruments opens new lab building in Wesel

As part of the global Marketing & Sales conference and the site’s 50th anniversary, BYK Additives & Instruments is today officially opening its ultramodern lab building in Wesel.  

May 24, 2012

Status chromefree surface Treatment - ACTEGA Rhenania

Chrome(VI) containing processes on tin, tin free steel and aluminum are questioned by REACH. In December 2011 ECHA (European Chemical Agency) proposed a restriction of Chromium VI, a decision is expected to be submitted by 2016. 

May 23, 2012

ALTANA acquires Marbo's casting resins business

ALTANA acquires Marbo's casting resins business  

April 25, 2012

Brilliance by ECKART

The world market leader presents high performance solutions for metallic print effects at the drupa 2012 trade fair. 

April 12, 2012

BYK Additives & Instruments reveals improvement potential in paper finish

Against a background of rising raw material prices and the associated pressure to keep costs down, the desire to optimize along paper production’s value-added chain has increased appreciably. This development can lead to instabilities in the combination of paper substrate and subsequent processes. 

April 05, 2012

ACTESeal HM-050 Heat Seal Lacquer for aluminium lids for the dairy industry, ACTEGA Rhenania

ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH, Germany, specialist in heat seal coatings and enamels, offers a wide range of pvc-free heat seal coatings. 

March 21, 2012

ALTANA further expands its business in 2011

Sales 5% up on the previous year, EBITDA margin at high level of 19.1%, Positive outlook even in an uncertain environment  

March 07, 2012

ALTANA successfully places €150 million German Schuldschein

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has successfully issued a German Schuldschein with a volume of €150 million.