Press & News 2009

November 09, 2009

ELANTAS strengthens its activities in technologies of the future

Two acquisitions in India and the U.S.; Focus on market segment ''Electronic & Engineering Materials''; Major importance of Research & Development further stressed

November 06, 2009

ALTANA increases sales and operating earnings

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA AG increased sales and operating earnings in the first three quarters of 2008 compared to the same period last year. 

November 05, 2009

ALTANA: Marked recovery of its business continues

- Considerable momentum in Q3
- Accumulated still clearly below prior-year figures
- Sales down 18 percent, EBITDA down 35 percent
- EBITDA margin 16 percent  

October 22, 2009

SKion GmbH makes a new, improved Tender Offer for Acquisition of ALTANA Shares

Today SKion GmbH informed us about their decision to make a new, improved offer for the acquisition of shares in ALTANA AG and they have published this decision today according to § 10 section 1 of the Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (German Wertpapiererwerbs- and Übernahmegesetz "WpÜG). 

September 03, 2009

Printed electronics: Joint research project MaDriX accomplishes a cross-company uniform material characterization in components

Joint press release
of PolyIC, BASF, Evonik Industries, ELANTAS Beck and Siemens 

August 19, 2009

Voluntary delisting offer of ELANTAS Beck India Limited

On August 03, 2009 ELANTAS GmbH informed ELANTAS Beck India Limited (the ''Company'') about its decision to voluntarily delist the equity shares of the Company currently traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd in accordance with the SEBI ... 

August 06, 2009

First Half 2009: ALTANA still burdened by economic crisis

- Sales: down 25 percent
- EBITDA: down 52 percent; EBITDA margin 12.6 percent
- Cost management leads to significant savings
- Stabilization in the second quarter 

May 07, 2009

Global economic crisis burdens ALTANA

- Sales: down 30 percent
- EBITDA: down 71 percent
- Positive cash flow
- Consistent cost management 

March 19, 2009

Economic crisis burdens growth course of ALTANA in 2008

Sales and earnings declined slightly, Fourth quarter overshadows full year results, Dividend proposal: 10 cent per share 

March 15, 2009

ALTANA 2006: Eleventh record year in succession with strong growth in sales and earnings

ALTANA 2006: Eleventh record year in succession with strong growth in sales and earnings 

February 05, 2009

Business year 2008: ALTANA achieves margin target despite sharp business decline in the fourth quarter

Sales: €1,342 million (-3%), EBITDA: €243 million (-2%), EBITDA margin: 18.1%

January 13, 2009

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. announces Don Hanna as Area Sales Manager in Southeast

Don Hanna has been named Area Sales Manager for ELANTAS PDG, Inc., where he will be responsible for the sales of ELANTAS PDG, Inc. in the Southeast.

January 11, 2009

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. Dedicates New $11 Million Blending Facility

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. unveiled a new, state-of-the-art $11 million blending facility at their 20-acre facility located in north St. Louis City.