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ALTANA Invests in an Industrial Digital Printing Company


The specialty chemicals group ALTANA invests in the Israeli industrial digital printing company Velox Ltd., expanding its technology and investment portfolio in this area. The parties have agreed not to disclose the investment amount. Velox has developed a digital technology for direct-to-shape ...


ALTANA Accelerates Growth

Sales increase by 8 percent to €2,247 million


The specialty chemicals group ALTANA significantly accelerated its growth in the 2017 fiscal year. Sales rose to €2,247 million, 8 percent higher than in the previous year. This was primarily due to a strong increase in sales volumes, but also to acquisitions in the U.S. and China. Adjusted for ...


ALTANA Accelerates Growth Momentum


The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA recorded a pleasing increase in both sales and earnings in the first half of the 2017 fiscal year. Compared to the previous year’s period, sales saw a significant rise of 9 percent to €1,160 million. Adjusted for acquisition and divestment as well as ...


ALTANA Achieves Sales Increase and Leap in Earnings

EBITDA reaches €453 million


The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA concluded the 2016 fiscal year with an increase in sales and a leap in earnings. Sales rose by 1 percent to €2,075 million. Adjusted for acquisition and exchange rate effects, sales grew by 2 percent compared to the previous year. Earnings before interest, ...


ALTANA Acquires Landa Metallography Technology


The Landa Group and ALTANA AG announced that ALTANA has acquired Landa's Metallography technology. First unveiled by Landa at the Drupa printing exhibition in June, 2016, this novel technology for producing metallized graphics is a sustainable alternative to foil-transfer processes, enabling ...


ALTANA Further Expands Additives Business by Acquiring PolyAd Services


The specialty chemicals company ALTANA has acquired the U.S. company PolyAd Services, a leading developer and manufacturer of additive solutions for the global plastics market. PolyAd Services will be integrated into the Plastics Additives business line of ALTANA Group’s largest division BYK ...


ALTANA acquires formulated resins business from Solvay

Will be incorporated into the ELANTAS Electrical Insulation division


The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the Formulated Resins business of Belgian chemical group Solvay. This business generated sales of approximately 20 million USD in 2015. With the acquisition, ALTANA takes over a research and production facility from Solvay with 53 employees in ...


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Number of Participations in Startups Stagnating

In almost 40 percent of the companies, the willingness to take risks is low or virtually nonexistent


The biggest challenge currently facing German industry managers is the need to differentiate themselves. Nevertheless, the number of networks with innovative startup companies did not increase compared to 2015. In 2016, as in the previous year, eleven percent of industrial companies invested in ...


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ALTANA’s ACTEGA Division Invests Around €10 Million in its Research Site in Grevenbroich

Space for research and development is doubled


ACTEGA Rhenania GmbH is erecting a new laboratory building in Grevenbroich. The company, which belongs to the specialty chemicals Group ALTANA, is investing around €10 million in the new building. Encompassing a space of 5,700 square meters, the new laboratory building of ACTEGA Rhenania will be ...


ALTANA Achieves Operating Sales Increase

Growth forecast for the full-year 2016 confirmed


The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA achieved operating sales growth of 1 percent in the first half of 2016. Due to exchange-rate effects and portfolio adjustment, nominal sales were down by 1 percent to €1,064 million, almost reaching the high level of the previous year (€1,070 ...


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