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Specialty Chemicals: Altana Predicts Slower Demand Growth in 2008

7:08 AM MDT | March 19, 2008 |

Alex Scott

Specialty chemicals firm Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it expects “continued positive demand for specialty chemicals products” in 2008, but that “the demand growth should be slower compared with 2007.” The firm made the comments at its annual financial results conference held on March 18. The firm reported Ebitda up 33% to €248.5 million ($390 million) for full year 2007 compared with the year-ago period, on sales up 7% to €1.38 billion. The firm’s Ebitda margin climbed from 14.4% to 18.0% in 2007 compared with the year-ago...

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