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Surteco Group unveils more restructuring measures

16.01.2020 − The supervisory board of Surteco Group approved a series of comprehensive restructuring measures at its meeting on 19 December. » more

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Güler has taken over Homapal export management

09.01.2020 − On November 1, Göksu Güler took over the management of the export business at Homapal, a laminate manufacturer belonging to the Formica Group and mainly focused on wood and metal laminates. » more

Global demand for decor paper hardly improving

19.12.2019 − A slight revival in demand observed by a variety of decor paper manufacturers in October did not improve as the fourth quarter continued.» more

Papcel to be renamed Bellmer Czech after acquisition

11.12.2019 − Bellmer, a company that makes machinery and plants for speciality paper, intends to primarily strengthen its position in Eastern Europe with its 25 November acquisition of Czech Papcel. » more

Valentini sells 1.2 million shares in Neodecortech

06.12.2019 − Finanziaria Valentini sold 1.2 million shares in Neodecortech on 1 November through an accelerated book-building process launched just three days earlier.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö signs letter of intent in China

05.12.2019 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö inked a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Chinese Hebei Minglian New Materials Technology with the latter’s majority shareholders at the end of November. » more

Surteco Group: Divestment makes dent into revenues

27.11.2019 − Surteco Group faced a 3% decline in consolidated group revenues to €519.3m in the first nine months of this year. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor: revenues shy of €100m

18.11.2019 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has reported another decline in revenues and earnings from its Decor division in the third quarter.» more

Wilsonart sells Asian operations to Aica Kogyo

13.11.2019 − The Japanese chemical and building products group Aica Kogyo is poised to significantly expand its laminate business by acquiring Asian operations from Wilsonart International.» more

ICDLI officials re-elected for another term

31.10.2019 − Members of ICDLI re-elected president Carlos Cruz (Sonae Industria), vice presidents Rolf Wermelinger (Argolite) and Dr Lutz Reitzel (Resopal) for another three-year term at the organisation’s annual assembly.» more

New shareholder structure for Renolit and RKW

25.10.2019 − The Fischer and Lang/Helms families have acquired all shares in JM Holding - and thus also in Renolit - as part of a July agreement to reorganise the shareholder structure at JM Holding.» more

Titanium dioxide classified as suspected cancer substance

23.10.2019 − The European Commission decided to classify titanium dioxide in powder form as a substance suspected of causing cancers in humans through inhalation (category 2 carcinogen) after all on 4 October. » more

Papierwerke Lenk sold to a Canadian investor

21.10.2019 − The Canadian investor Rajeev Singh has been given the green light to acquire the German speciality paper producer Papierwerke Lenk in a process under way since the start of 2019. » more

Neodecortech starts up several pieces of technology

16.10.2019 − Neodecortech intends to expand its manufacturing capabilities for speciality products by making a variety of investments at its Filago headquarters.» more

Greenlam further enlarges capacity for laminates

04.10.2019 − By putting a production line into operation in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Greenlam Industries has increased its annual production capacity for laminates by 1.6m panels. » more

Worldwide decor paper sales have not risen any further

02.10.2019 − Following five years of varying improvements in sales, the global decor paper market (excluding China) held at the previous year’s level last year. » more

Lazard Frères Gestion trims its stake in Surteco

30.09.2019 − Lazard Frères Gestion slightly reduced its stake in Surteco Group which was last put at 5.06%, at the start of September 2019.» more

Formica enjoys a strong improvement in its earnings

27.09.2019 − Formica delivered a considerable improvement in its earnings in the 2018/2019 financial year (30 June). » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to spin off decor paper business

26.09.2019 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö is currently exploring strategic options for its decor paper business, which is pooled in its Decor division.» more

Akzo Nobel profits from higher prices again

20.09.2019 − Akzo Nobel generated sales revenue of 2.451bn € in the second quarter. » more

Greenlam: 20 % minus for laminate exports

13.09.2019 − The Indian laminate manufacturer Greenlam Industries sold a total of 2.77m laminates in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. » more

Glatfelter posts growth in overlay paper sales

28.08.2019 − P.H. Glatfelter Co. has reported that its Composite Fibers (CFBU) business unit ended the second quarter of 2019 with another 14% upturn in sales of overlay paper compared with the prior-year period.» more

Swiss Krono Group orders digital printer from KBA

19.08.2019 − Swiss Krono Group had already ordered a “RotaJET 225” single-pass digital-printing machine from the printing-machine manufacturer Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) in the first quarter of 2019.» more

CGS acquires Rotodecor and Palis

12.08.2019 − CGS Management is set to acquire a majority stake in the printing machine manufacturer Rotodecor and the digital printing joint venture PadaLuma Ink-Jet Solutions.» more

Further decline in sales at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor

09.08.2019 − The persistently weak demand and the resulting decline in sales have also slowed down the sales and earnings development in the "Decor" business unit of Ahlstrom-Munksjö in the second quarter. » more

Surteco sells treating facility in East Longmeadow to Arclin

31.07.2019 − Surteco Group has sold its US treating site in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts to the North American resin producer and treating firm Arclin in an asset deal. » more

British Synthomer group aiming to take over Omnova

25.07.2019 − British special-chemical group Synthomer is aiming to take over in full the US conglomerate group Omnova Solutions, whose areas of activity include surface materials. » more

Greenlam acquires Swiss distributor Decolan

22.07.2019 − Indian Greenlam Industries has taken over all shares in Swiss Decolan via its subsidiary Greenlam Asia Pacific.» more

Danzer closing its veneer plant in Souvans, France

16.07.2019 − Danzer France is set to cease operations at its veneer plant in Souvans during the second half of the year, it informed the plant’s 95 workers on 2 July.» more

Digital Printing Association founded by five companies

12.07.2019 − In order to further develop digital printing in interior finishing as well as in the furniture and flooring industry, five companies have set up the Digital Printing Association (DIPA).» more