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October 31, 2014

BYK Additives & Instruments signs marketing agreement with ITENE

BYK Additives & Instruments has concluded an exclusive agreement with the Spanish technology research center ITENE of Valencia on the production and marketing of new, innovative clay-based additives for the packaging industry. 

October 27, 2014

haze-gard i: The innovative view on Transmission, Haze and Clarity

New haze meter to simultaneously measure total transmission, haze and clarity according to ASTM and ISO test methods: the haze-gard i. 

October 07, 2014

Specialty Chemicals Company ALTANA Enlarges
Management Board

Dr. Christoph Schlünken, President of the BYK Additives & Instruments division, will join ALTANA’s Management Board as of November 1, 2014, Chief Financial Officer Martin Babilas will assume additional responsibilities, Reorganization caters to accelerated growth of the ALTANA Group 

August 08, 2014

2014 Half Year Results: ALTANA achieves double-digit sales and profit increase

Sales reach €985 million, with EBITDA margin at 21.5 percent, Acquisition of Rockwood’s rheology business and organic growth as drivers, Forecast for the full year confirmed

June 25, 2014

ALTANA Group Invests €100 million in Landa Digital Printing

Sees Landa Nanography™ as game changer for the print industry 

June 05, 2014

ALTANA more than doubles production capacity for BYK additives in the U.S.

Expansion of Wallingford, Connecticut facility emphasizes commitment to local customers and North American business, Investment is single largest made by ALTANA outside of Germany, Globally harmonized manufacturing increases worldwide supply chain security 

April 29, 2014

ALTANA Group Significantly Expands Presence in China

ACTEGA opens new research facility for coatings and sealants in
Foshan, ELANTAS increases capacity of world's largest production plant for wire enamels in Tongling, BYK plans new plant for chemical additives in Shanghai

April 28, 2014
April 03, 2014

Gardner-scrub- New Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester

BYK-Gardner GmbH introduces a new Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester - the Gardner-scrub.  

March 21, 2014

2013 Results: ALTANA Continues Growth Course

Sales rise by 4% to €1.8 Billion, EBITDA reaches €336 million, with a margin of 19%, Integration of rheology acquisition is proceeding, Company aims to double its business by 2020 

March 04, 2014

Industry Innovation Index
Innovative Strength: German Industry Falls Short of its Potential

Industrial companies are regarded as exceptionally innovative – particularly German ones. However, a current study by specialty chemicals company ALTANA indicates that many managers of industry in Germany believe there is a need for action in their own companies.  

February 20, 2014

BYK: Internal kick-off sales conference gives impetus for 2014

“The year 2014 really got going for me with this truly unique event in Germany – entertaining, informative and, above all, interactive. There was next to no classic classroom-style teaching format whatsoever,” 

February 20, 2014

temp-gard: Oven Temperature Recorder with new Data Analysis Software

In order to cure coated objects industrial baking ovens are used. The temp-gard is a specially developed oven recorder for feed ovens. It measures and saves object and air temperature during the curing process.  

February 04, 2014

ALTANA Acquires Polypropylene Wax Emulsion Business from DSM

The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired technologies and customer-specific know-how in the field of polypropylene wax emulsions from Royal DSM