Surfaces

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

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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

Surteco buys shares in the UK’s Nenplas group

15.12.2016 − Surteco acquired 85% of the shares in the British group Nenplas and 100% of the shares in its property firm Nenplas Property Holdings.» more

Danzer: Thick veneers from North American timber

08.12.2016 − Besides Danzer Veneer Europe, another subsidiary within the Danzer group has been able to offer thick-cut veneers for the flooring industry since October: Danzer Veneer America. » more

Surfactor to acquire Malaysian L.P. Pacific Films

01.12.2016 − Surfactor Germany has increased its phenol impregnating activities with a deal to buy all shares in the Malaysian treater operator L.P. Pacific Films, that was signed on 18 November. » more

Surteco: Product groups still seeing same trends

25.11.2016 − The trends in revenues experienced by Surteco in individual product groups in the first half have continued in the nine-month period. » more

Munksjö and Ahlstrom to merge by mid-2017

21.11.2016 − Munksjö and Ahlstrom want to merge over the coming months after certain conditions have been met. » more

Furnierhandel Winsen closing down at the end of 2016

17.11.2016 − Furnierhandel Winsen will be discontinuing business in its present form at the end of 2016. For this reason a clearance sale of the veneer warehouse began a few days ago. » more

Glatfelter: Overlay-paper sales show strong growth

14.11.2016 − The upward trend seen in overlay-paper sales at US-American Glatfelter, since the first quarter of 2015 accelerated in the third quarter of 2016. » more

Wilsonart completes third acquisition in a few months

10.11.2016 − US-American Wilsonart International announced its take-over of British Bushboard on 2 November. » more

Hornschuch to become part of Benecke-Kaliko

03.11.2016 − German surface manufacturer Benecke-Kaliko, which is part of the Continental group, wants to acquire Hornschuch Group, which is active in similar areas. » more

Ukrshpon veneer plant commissions slicing machine

25.10.2016 − At Ukrainian Ukrshpon commissioning of the Babcock SM 400 slicing machine with claw-clamping table has been in progress since September.» more

BASF sells business with photoinitiators to IGM

20.10.2016 − BASF has sold its business with photoinitiators, which had until then been part of the Dispersions & Pigments division, to Dutch IGM Resins. » more

Schattdecor re-organised its American subsidiaries

17.10.2016 − In July, Schattdecor re-organised management at its North and South American subsidiaries Schattdecor Inc. and Schattdecor do Brasil Indústria e Comércio. » more

Greenlam further expands laminate capacity

07.10.2016 − In 2017, the Indian Greenlam Industries is to expand laminate production capacity at its site in Nalagarh (Himachal Pradesh) by a further 2m panels per year.» more

Takeover of Furniertechnik Raspenava completed

29.09.2016 − With the integration of Furniertechnik Raspenava into the Czech subsidiary Danzer Bohemia-Dýhárna Danzer Group completed the takeover of the Czech fixed-size producer and jointing business. » more

European activities make dent into Formica’s income

22.09.2016 − An unsatisfactory trend in earnings on European markets again adversely affected the earnings of the laminate producer Formica in its 2015/2016 financial year (30 June). » more