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ALTANA Expands its Additive Business

Takeover of two production facilities in the Netherlands and the U.S. with 45 employees


Specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the Dutch enterprise Addcomp Holland BV, a developer and manufacturer of unique polymer additive solutions. Addcomp will be integrated into the Plastic Additives business line of ALTANA’s largest division BYK Additives & Instruments. “In acquiring ...


Siegwerk Acquires ACTEGA Colorchemie from the ALTANA Group


Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA has signed a contract to purchase the printing ink manufacturer ACTEGA Colorchemie GmbH and its subsidiaries. The latter company, which belongs to ALTANA’s ACTEGA Coatings & Sealants division, develops and manufactures water-based flexo printing inks, ...


ALTANA: Research and development investments increased significantly again

2015 Results: ALTANA’s Sales Increase by 5 Percent


The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA increased sales by 5 percent in the 2015 fiscal year, thus achieving more than€2 billion for the first time. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) reached €391 million, almost on a par with the strong previous year’s level ...


ALTANA invests in Melior Innovations

Specialty chemicals group to cooperate with new technology company


The specialty chemicals group ALTANA invests 3.5 million US Dollar in Melior Innovations, Inc. This technology company headquartered in Houston, TX, specializes in the development of high-performance materials with unique performance characteristics such as specialty ceramics for a broad range of ...


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ALTANA Management Board Repositions Itself for the Future


The Supervisory Board of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA has appointed Martin Babilas (43) to become the Chief Executive Officer. On January 1, 2016, he will succeed Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber (61), who will retire. Martin Babilas has been the Chief Financial Officer of ALTANA AG since ...


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Dr. Stephan Glander New Division President of BYK Additives & Instruments


Dr. Stephan Glander (46) has been appointed new Managing Director of BYK-Chemie GmbH, based in Wesel, Germany, and worldwide President of BYK Additives & Instruments, the largest division in terms of sales of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA. He will take up these roles as of July 1, 2015, ...


Young Employees Seek More Scope for Creativity

For one in three entry-level employees, scope for initiative is essential for innovation


Managers and entry-level employees have radically different opinions as to what the most important innovation drivers are. Thirty-four percent of young professionals would like to see more scope for employees. Their bosses do not see this as such a clear top criterion: only five percent of them ...


ALTANA Achieves Leap in Sales and Earnings in 2014


The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA achieved significant growth in sales and earnings in the 2014 fiscal year. Sales amounted to around €2 billion, corresponding to an increase of 11 percent year-over-year. The acquisition of Rockwood's rheology business, concluded on October 1, 2013, ...


ALTANA expands its business in Brazil through acquisitions

ACTEGA acquires two companies in the overprint varnish and printing ink industry in São Paulo state


ALTANA has acquired two companies in Brazil. As a result, the ACTEGA division now has its own sites in South America's largest country. Both of the acquired companies are owner-operated and headquartered in the federal state of São Paulo. Premiata, which operates two facilities under the name of ...


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ALTANA Enlarges Management Board


The specialty chemicals company ALTANA is enlarging its Management Board. As of November 1, 2014, Dr. Christoph Schlünken, Presi-dent of the BYK Additives & Instruments division, will be an additional member. In his new capacity, Dr. Schlünken will primarily be in charge of the BYK and ECKART ...


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