Press & News 2019

On these pages you will find the current press releases for ELANTAS. For older messages, please visit the Press Archive.

January 15, 2020

Change in ELANTAS PDG, Inc. Management

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (EPDG) announces the retirement of Dr. Susan Graham and the appointment of Ravindra Kumar as President and CEO as of January 1st. 

January 09, 2020

ALTANA CO2 Neutral by 2025

• By 2025 the specialty chemicals group will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement to zero worldwide
• Complete conversion to green electricity already in 2020
• Call for significant strengthening of renewable energies 

January 03, 2020

ALTANA division ELANTAS Bolsters India Business

ELANTAS, a division of the specialty chemicals group ALTANA, is acquiring the wire enamels activities of Hubergroup India and thus growing its business in India.  

December 20, 2019

ALTANA Acquires Overprint Varnish Specialist Schmid Rhyner AG

• Strategic expansion of ALTANA’s ACTEGA division
• Acquisition includes production, research, and development in Switzerland and a subsidiary in the U.S. with a total of around 80 employees 

October 17, 2019

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. Celebrates 100 Year Heritage of Innovation (1919-2019)

St. Louis, MO, October 16, 2019 – ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (EPDG), formerly known as The P.D. George Co., is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on November 19, 2019.  

September 27, 2019

ALTANA takes over business of Office Color Science Company, enters Software as a Service domain

• Includes all technology and products
• Will be incorporated into the Instruments Business Line of ALTANA’s BYK division
• Strengthens position as technology leader in instrumentation solutions with refinish color matching and formulation software for automotive OEM 

August 14, 2019

Stephen King Joins ELANTAS PDG, Inc. as an Area Sales Manager

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (EPDG) is pleased to announce Stephen King has joined the company as an Area Sales Manager. King will be responsible for the Upper Midwest territory previously serviced by recent retiree Mike Orcutt. 

August 06, 2019

Half-year results: ALTANA below the strong level of the previous year in a challenging environment

• Strong investments in research and development, digitalization, and locations worldwide
• Sales decline by 4 percent to 1,154 million euros
• EBITDA margin reaches 19.2 percent
• Forecast for the year as a whole: sales roughly at previous year's level 

June 25, 2019

Student Team from Lingen Receives the 2019 ALTANA Special Prize in Chemistry for its Sustainable Business Idea

• “Jugend gründet” nationwide final on June 24 and 25, 2019, at the Porsche Training Center in Stuttgart
• The prize: a trip to one of the largest research and development sites of the specialty chemicals company ALTANA in the U.S. 

May 03, 2019

Mark Winkeler Presented withAward of Excellence

ELANTAS PDG, Inc. (EPDG) is pleased to announceMark Winkeler, Manager of Application Technology, waspresented with the Award of Excellenceat the ASTM International Committee D09 110thAnniversary dinner in Denver, CO on Wednesday, April 3rd.  

April 09, 2019

ALTANA Division BYK Opens New Site in Shanghai

• Specialty chemicals company expanding its presence in Asia through biggest single investment in China so far
• New integrated site to better serve needs of customers locally 

March 15, 2019

2018 Results: ALTANA Remains on the Growth Path in an Increasingly Challenging Environment

• Sales increase by 3 percent to €2,307 million
• EBITDA reaches €431 million
• Research and development expenditure increases by 8 percent