Press Archive

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

November 28, 2013

ALTANA successfully places €200 million German Schuldschein

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA has successfully issued a German Schuldschein with a volume of €200 million.  

November 14, 2013

ACTEGA wins ALTANA Innovation Award 2013

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA focuses on and commits to research and innovation. Around 160 top researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group from all over the world came together at the 6th ALTANA Innovation Conference in Wesel to discuss technical as well as economic developments and future innovative trends. As a highlight of the international event, the group's best innovation is honored with the ALTANA Innovation Award.  

October 18, 2013

ALTANA Acquires Valspar's Overprint Varnishes Business

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA takes over the European business for water-based and UV overprint varnishes of The Valspar (France) Corporation, S.A.S.  

October 01, 2013
October 01, 2013

BYK Extends Management Team in Wesel

With today's completion of the acquisition of the rheology business of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., ALTANA's BYK Additives & Instruments division has announced the following addition to its management team. 

August 08, 2013

ALTANA Acquires Specialty Coatings Business from Henkel

Next step in North American growth strategy, Integration in ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division

August 07, 2013

ALTANA at strong prior-year level in the first half of 2013

Sales reach €887 million with EBITDA margin at 20 percent, Research and development expenses increased still further, Forecast for the full year confirmed

July 28, 2013

ALTANA enters into agreement to acquire rheology modifier business from Rockwood

Expansion of highly specialized additives Business, Take-over of four production sites and about 340 employees, Integration in BYK Additives & Instruments division

July 18, 2013
July 10, 2013

ALTANA donates 30,000 euro to flood victims in Germany

The Wesel-based specialty chemicals company ALTANA has made a sizeable donation in aid of the people who are suffering under the consequences of the flood disaster in parts of Germany. An appeal raised 30,000 euro. 

June 24, 2013

ALTANA Receives Award for “Career-Promoting & Fair Trainee Programs”

The “Initiative for Career-promoting & Fair Trainee Programs” recognized ALTANA for offering trainee programs that meet high quality standards and thereby acknowledged the company’s high level of commitment in this area. 

June 04, 2013

ACTEGA Kelstar introduces UV Soft Touch coating to the packaging and commercial market

ACTEGA Kelstar is excited to announce the introduction of its newest product to its specialty coatings portfolio – UV Soft Touch... 

March 22, 2013

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012

ALTANA increases sales and earnings again in 2012  

February 15, 2013


ECKART presents world premieres
At the European Coatings Show 2013 from March 19 to 21, 2013, ECKART will showcase newly developed pigments with impressive effects in Hall 4A, Stand 614.

February 07, 2013

ALTANA Job-Portal in TOP 30

In the "Top Career Website 2013" rankings for Germany (TEWeB study), out of the 142 companies evaluated ALTANA attained 29th spot. 

February 06, 2013

The Essential Element

With its trade fair motto “The Essential Element”, BYK Additives & Instruments is focusing specifically on the theme of water in Hall 4A, Booth 614, at the European Coatings SHOW (ECS) from March 19 to 21 in Nuremberg.  

January 02, 2013

Dr. Wolfgang Josten, New Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie as of January 1, 2013

Dr. Wolfgang Josten has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of ACTEGA Colorchemie GmbH in Büdingen. ACTEGA Colorchemie is a member of the Graphic Arts business line of ACTEGA, a division of specialty chemicals group ALTANA.