Sherwin-Williams gets green light to acquire Valspar

16.06.2017 − Both the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) approved the acquisition of Valspar by Sherwin-Williams subject to conditions, on 26 May. » more


Dürr and Kuka working to develop painting robots

24.05.2017 − German Dürr Systems and Kuka Roboter will jointly deliver painting robot systems for a variety of applications, including the wood and furniture industry in future. » more

German veneer imports from Eastern Europe grew by 22%

18.05.2017 − The German veneer market grew in size for the second year in a row in 2016. » more

Surteco: Slight fall in turnover from paper operations

15.05.2017 − German Surteco has announced that its Plastics division again outperformed its Paper division in the 2016 financial year in revenue terms. » more

Turnover at Danzer Holding falls slightly to €252m

12.05.2017 − Year on year, group turnover at Danzer Holding declined in 2016 by almost 1% to €252m. The company was therefore unable to maintain the growth in turnover achieved in each of the previous four years. » more

DKB Decor set to start manufacturing at start of 2018

10.05.2017 − DKB Decor has moved one step forward with its plans to set up its own manufacturing site in the US. » more

Digital printing was main topic at Surfaces conference

05.05.2017 − The Decorative Surfaces Conference, which was held in Hamburg for the second time on 28 and 29 March, was not quite as international in nature as previous editions. » more

Results decline at Munksjö Decor

01.05.2017 − Following a slightly downward trend over the course of 2016, sales and turnover figures for the Decor division of Munksjö, in the first quarter of 2017 showed marginal growth. » more

Schattdecor delivered 5% growth in revenues in 2016

26.04.2017 − German Schattdecor generated total revenues of about €650m last year, setting a new record again. » more

Looser to sell Feyco Treffert and Schekolin to Teknos

21.04.2017 − Swiss Looser Holding, which was integrated in recent months in the newly established company Arbonia, is to sell Feyco Treffert Group and Schekolin to Finnish Teknos. » more

Munksjö and Ahlstrom complete merger

15.04.2017 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö is the new name of the company created by the merger of producer Munksjö and Ahlstrom, after it was entered into the Finnish commercial register on 1 April.» more

OCI sold more raw melamine during the fourth quarter

11.04.2017 − Dutch OCI Nitrogen experienced a significant upswing in raw melamine sales in the fourth quarter of 2016, thus ending the year with a slight improvement. » more

Surteco EBIT beats latest forecasts after all

05.04.2017 − German Surteco booked group revenues of €639.8m in the 2016 financial year, only marginally higher than the figure reported one year earlier, according to preliminary financials published on 24 March. » more

Homag has eight new laserTec units up and running

28.03.2017 − Homag has already installed eight systems featuring its laserTec technology, which it refined over the past two years, at pilot customers. » more

Akzo Nobel considers sale of Specialty Chemicals

27.03.2017 − Dutch Akzo Nobel is currently looking at strategic options for its Specialty Chemicals division. » more

EU Commission clears Munksjö-Ahlström merger

24.03.2017 − The European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition cleared the planned merger of the two Finnish speciality paper manufacturers Munksjö and Ahlstrom on 13 March. » more

Tsuman veneer works’ capacity still growing in 2017

17.03.2017 − Ukrainian Tsuman Pat. (Tsumanshpon) will be putting an additional vertical slicer made by Angelo Cremona into operation in the next few months. » more

Tronox wants to buy Cristal’s titanium dioxide assets

10.03.2017 − US-American Tronox wants to become the world’s biggest titanium dioxide manufacturer by acquiring the titanium dioxide activities of Cristal Global. » more

Munksjö Decor expands pre-impregnated paper unit

08.03.2017 − The Decor division within Munksjö wants to create additional manufacturing capacity for pre-impregnated paper by making changes at its Dettingen mill. » more

Pfleiderer installing HotCoating technology in Leutkirch

06.03.2017 − Pfleiderer Deutschland wants to install a 2,100 mm coating machine at its Thermopal plant in Leutkirch, which does business as Pfleiderer Leutkirch, over the coming months. » more

Dip in Glatfelter’s deliveries of overlay papers

02.03.2017 − After six quarters of strong growth, the Composite Fibers division of US-American P.H. Glatfelter suffered a drop in deliveries of overlay paper in the fourth quarter of 2016. » more

Pori titanium dioxide plant suffers major damage in fire

23.02.2017 − A titanium dioxide plant in Pori, Finland suffered significant damage in a fire on 30 January. » more

Roseburg sells Oxford facility to Wilsonart

20.02.2017 − Wilsonart International Holding has acquired a laminating plant in Oxford, Mississippi from Roseburg Forest Products. » more

Egger commissioning two digital printing machines

06.02.2017 − Egger group is now in the process of commissioning two digital printing machines that it ordered during the first half of 2016 at sites in Wismar and Brilon. » more

Felix Schoeller creates joint venture with Welbon

02.02.2017 − Felix Schoeller Holding wants to start making decor paper in China, too, through a joint venture with the Chinese Zhejiang Welbon Pulp & Paper Group. » more

Matthews takes over Ungricht und Dornbusch

27.01.2017 − On 7 December 2016, the Federal German Cartel Office approved the planned takeover of the German engraving companies A.+E. Ungricht and Dornbusch Engraving by US-American Matthews International. » more

Film manufacturer Klöckner Pentaplast preparing IPO

20.01.2017 − The film producer Klöckner Pentaplast Group is to be floated on the stock exchange in an initial public offering. » more

BASF finalises the sale of its industrial coatings unit

18.01.2017 − Shortly before the year’s end, German BASF completed the sale of its industrial coatings business to Dutch Akzo Nobel in a deal announced in spring 2016. » more

Kotkamills wants to sell remaining Imprex activities

12.01.2017 − Kotkamills Group wants to spin off its Finnish Imprex activities after selling the Malaysian treater operator L.P. Pacific Films to Surfactor Germany on 18 November 2016. » more

Ore supplier Iluka completes purchase of Sierra Rutile

22.12.2016 − Australian Iluka Investments completed its acquisition of Sierra Rutile on 7 December. The deal had been announced on 1 August and the German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn gave the green light on 22 November. » more