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Altana Shows Resilience

10:32 AM MDT | October 31, 2011 | —ian young

Leadership and Innovation Underpin Robust Performance Wolfgruber: Creating ‘differentiation potential’ for the company’s customers. Altana (Wesel, Germany), a privately owned specialty chemicals company, made a spectacular recovery from the 2008-09 economic crisis and registered huge increases in earnings and sales in 2010. The company maintained the improvement in the first half of this year, but like most other producers of specialties its margins were squeezed by a sharp rise in raw material costs. Altana is raising prices to offset higher...

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