ALTANA CHEMIE’s Sales drop
Two Percent in FiRst nine Months
Altana Chemie recorded sales of E569 million, a two percent decline over the same period in 2002. The company attributed the decline to currency fluctuations and the difficult economic climate, particularly in the U.S..
Sales of Altana Chemie’s additives and instruments business unit were E238 million compared to E235 million in 2002, and the coatings and sealants unit recorded sales of E171 million, compared to E173