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Slower growth in the market for decor paper

19.11.2018 − The upward trend that has lasted on worldwide decor paper markets (excluding China) since 2013 continued last year, albeit at a slower pace. » more

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Glatfelter concludes sale of Specialty Papers

15.11.2018 − At the end of October, P.H. Glatfelter completed the sale of the Specialty Papers (SPBU) business unit to the private-equity company Lindsay Goldberg that had been agreed in mid-August 2018. » more

Pfleiderer: Stiefermann is Product Manager HPL/Elements

09.11.2018 − In September, Christian Stiefermann took over product management for the "HPL/Elements" area at Pfleiderer Deutschland GmbH, located in Arnsberg. » more

Kronospan Bank has acquired a stake in Surteco Group

05.11.2018 − In mid-October, the Maltese ECCM Bank plc acquired a total stake of 5.0001% in Surteco Group SE, which is active in the surface technology sector, in two stages. » more

Further enlargement in Neodecortech’s product range

02.11.2018 − In the first half-year, Italian Neodecortech added a polypropylene version to its plastic printed film (PPF) operations for use in LVT production previously geared to PVC. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö closes two transactions

26.10.2018 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö completed the takeover of the US firm Expera Specialty Solutions LLC, and of a mill in Caieiras in the Brazilian state of São Paulo in rapid succession towards the middle of October. » more

SynDecor manufacturer TI expands to Latin America

23.10.2018 − Taghleef Industries (TI), a plastic foil manufacturer, signed an agreement to acquire the Latin American BOOP foil manufacturer Biofilm at the end of August. » more

Akzo Nobel has acquired paint manufacturer Xylazel

03.10.2018 − The chemicals group Akzo Nobel has acquired all shares in the paint manufacturer Xylazel from the Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar.» more

Woodchem transferred impregnation channel to PG Bison

27.09.2018 − South African formaldehyde and resin manufacturer Woodchem transferred the impregnation channel to the wood-based panels manufacturer PG Bison, which also belongs to Kap Industrial Holding, effective July 1.» more

Centuryply making debut in lamination in Hoshiarpur too

21.09.2018 − Indian Century Plyboards has put the company’s second short-cycle press into operation in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. » more

Glatfelter boosts revenue from sales of overlay paper

20.09.2018 − In its business year 2017, the "Composite Fibers” division of P.H. Glatfelter boosted its revenue from sales of overlay paper by roughly 10%. » more

Bürger hands over management of Slotex-Decor

20.09.2018 − As of December 31, Alexander Bürger will hand over the management of the decor printer Slotex-Decor, which was newly founded in 2016. » more

Panolam commissions first CPL plant in North America

17.09.2018 − Panolam Industries International, a North American manufacturer of engineered wood and laminates, commissioned a new double-belt press at its Auburn/Maine site in July. » more

BMK installing a third treating line at Welcome site

12.09.2018 − The German treating company BMK is poised to add a third treating line to a melamine film manufacturing site in Welcome, North Carolina that it acquired from Shaw Industries with effect from 1 October 2017. » more

Next ICDLI Annual Meeting to be held in Dublin

07.09.2018 − The International Committee of the Decorative Laminates Industry (ICDLI) will hold its annual meeting this year from 10 to 12 October in Dublin/Ireland.» more

Pervanovo buys veneer factory Furnir Otok from Jovic

06.09.2018 − Following the clarification of the shareholder relationship regarding the shares in Croatian Furnir Otok, which was completed on 20 August, 2018, Pervanovo Invest acquired all of Jovic's shares.» more

Growing evidence of sales plans for Wilsonart

31.08.2018 − The owners of Wilsonart International Holding LLC have initiated a sales process for the globally active laminate and element manufacturer according to previously unconfirmed information. » more

Formica Group maintains EBIT at previous year's level

30.08.2018 − Formica Group, part of the New Zealand construction products group Fletcher Building, achieved sales growth of 8% to NZ$1.030bn in fiscal 2017/2018. » more

Cleaf has more than doubled sales since 2009

28.08.2018 − The Italian laminating company Cleaf generated sales of € 124 million in fiscal 2017 with around 220 employees. » more

Siennicka to optimize paper purchasing at Swiss Krono

27.08.2018 − Alina Siennicka, until December 2017 Sales Manager at Malta-Decor, a decor paper manufacturer belonging to the Kronospan Group, moved to Swiss Krono Group on 15 July. » more

Surprising change of ownership at the Otok veneer plant

27.08.2018 − The previous co-partner of the Croatian veneer plant Furnir Otok Jozo Jovic, took over all company shares of Faunus from the owner family Gantenbrink on 20 August. » more

Neodecortech to take over subdivision of Corbetta Fia

16.08.2018 − Neodecortech, which emerged from the merger between Cartiere de Guarcino (CDG) and Confalonieri, wants to take over the PVC film for LVT business of Corbetta Fia.» more

Surteco has adjusted sales and earnings targets for 2018

15.08.2018 − Surteco Group's earnings figures were again impacted by higher raw material costs in the second quarter.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor generates sales of over €100m

30.07.2018 − Despite lower sales volumes, Ahlstrom-Munksjö's "Decor" division increased its sales by 3.7% to €101.8m in the second quarter.» more

Wilsonart takes over Laminate Works’ facility in Dallas

27.07.2018 − US-American laminates manufacturer Wilsonart operating on the market under the name of “Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces”, has taken over Laminate Works’ facility in Dallas.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö takes over US specialty paper producer

26.07.2018 − With the planned takeover of the US specialty paper manufacturer Expera Specialty Solutions, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is continuing the expansion course it has pursued in recent months. » more

Gallenkamp appointed new CEO of Felix Schoeller Group

05.07.2018 − On July 1, Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp took over as CEO of the Felix Schoeller Group, which operates in the product areas decor paper, photo/digital printing paper, non-woven paper and release liner.» more

Axalta boosts wood coatings capacity

21.06.2018 − US-American Axalta Coating Systems has increased its capacity to make wood coatings. » more

Ukrshpon has been producing veneer edges since May

18.06.2018 − Ukrainian Ukrshpon started up lines for the production of veneer edges in May. » more

Greenlam’s laminate exports increased by roughly 5 %

14.06.2018 − Indian Greenlam Industries raised the volume of its laminate sales in its business year 2017/2018 (31 March) by 7.9 % against the previous year to 13.81m units. » more