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ALTANA AG (in-house orthography: ALTANA) is a German chemical company headquartered in Wesel. It was created in 1977 through the spin-off of divisions of the Varta Group. The first CEO was Herbert Quandt.

The group comprises the divisions BYK (coating additives and instruments), Eckart (metal effect pigments and metallic printing inks), Elantas (insulation materials for the electrical and electronics industries) and Actega (coatings and sealant compounds for the packaging industry).

The ALTANA Group has 49 production facilities and over 50 service and research laboratories worldwide. In 2014, the company, with 6,000 employees, posted revenues of approximately €2 billion.


Alţâna (; ) is a commune in the north of Sibiu County, central Romania, in the historical region of Transylvania. It is composed of three villages: Alţâna, Beneşti (Bägendorf; Bendorf) and Ghijasa de Sus (Obergesäß; Felsőgezés).

Alţâna was one of the most important villages of the Transylvanian Saxon seat of Nocrich.

Altana (disambiguation)

Altana is a German chemical company.

Altana may also refer to:

  • Alțâna, a village in Romania
  • Altana, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, a village in Poland
  • A figure in Final Fantasy XI

Other possible spellings:

  • Atlanta