Veneer makers cut output by furloughing workers

01.07.2020 − The repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic have led many European and North American veneer mills, veneer producers without their own mills and veneer merchants to suspend their operations. » more


Danzer's turnover decreased to € 180 million

27.05.2020 − The decline in turnover of Danzer Holding's European and North American companies intensified in 2019. » more

Großmann will stand down from supervisory board

21.05.2020 − Jürgen Großmann, chairman of the supervisory board of Surteco Group will stand down from the supervisory board as of this year’s general meeting.» more

Surteco will not meet targets for 2020 due to corona

14.05.2020 − Against the background of the effects of the corona crisis Surteco Group will not achieve the significant improvements in turnover and results originally anticipated for 2020.» more

Decor paper manufacturers cut back production

20.04.2020 − After a relatively normal production trend in the first quarter, the European décor paper industry is now implementing major shutdown measures.» more

Westag & Getalit discontinued melamine impregnation

17.04.2020 − At the end of 2019, Westag & Getalit AG stopped impregnating melamine resin at its headquarters in Rheda-Wiedenbrück.» more

Retis Holding has acquired all shares in Arcolor

16.03.2020 − Wrede Industrieholding sold a 49.2% stake in Arcolor Holding, which is part of Wrede Beteiligungsgesellschaft, to Retis Holding in October as part of a programme of divestments announced at the end of 2018. » more

Schattdecor boosted revenues by 5% to €780m

04.03.2020 − Schattdecor generated group revenues of roughly €780m in the 2019 financial year, surpassing the previous year’s level of €742.4m by a good 5%. » more

Neodecortech experiences slump in earnings

02.03.2020 − Neodecortech raised its consolidated revenues by 1.7% to €135.8m in the 2019 financial year, according to preliminary results published on 1 February. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor enjoys stronger demand

28.02.2020 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced that its Decor division experienced a recovery in demand for decor paper in the fourth quarter following a longer downturn caused by the economic downswing.» more

Glatfelter moving headquarters from York to Charlotte

24.02.2020 − P.H. Glatfelter intends to move its headquarters from York, Pennsylvania to Charlotte, North Carolina starting in mid-2020. » more

Decor paper manufacturers want to run down inventories

19.02.2020 − European decor paper manufacturers saw their inventory levels increase slightly over the Christmas and New Year period. » more

European Commission gives green light to Omnova deal

11.02.2020 − The European Commission signed off on plans by the British speciality chemicals group Synthomer to buy Omnova Solutions subject to conditions in mid-January.» more

Döllken Profiles to invest 11m € in new central warehouse

24.01.2020 − Döllken Profiles, belonging to Surteco Group wants to extend the production areas at its Bönen facility by the end of 2020 and set up a new logistics centre. » more

Glatfelter shedding 100 jobs in Gernsbach

22.01.2020 − P.H. Glatfelter has announced that its Composite Fibers division will stop making metallised paper in Gernsbach, Germany. » more

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

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