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Growth in the Chinese market has slowed again

20.09.2021 − Chinese decor paper production has risen only slightly of late after experiencing double-digit growth rates in recent years. » more

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Decor paper sales might enjoy small double-digit growth

16.09.2021 − Worldwide sales of decor paper (excluding China) look set to grow substantially in 2021 on the heels of a downward trend in the past three years. » more

Koehler experiences sharp downturn in revenues

19.08.2021 − The Covid-19 pandemic left a deep imprint on the speciality paper and energy specialist Koehler Group during 2020.» more

Neodecortech and Surforma forge CPL partnership

16.08.2021 − Neodecortech and Surforma, a laminate manufacturer that is part of Sonae Industria, entered into a non-exclusive partnership to sell continuous pressure laminate (CPL) back in January. » more

Mayr-Melnhof completes Kotkamills acquisition

12.08.2021 − At the start of August, Mayr-Melnhof Karton wrapped up its purchase of all shares in Kotkamills Group in a deal that was struck in early December 2020. » more

Surteco Group enjoyed growth in all three segments

11.08.2021 − Surteco Group recorded sizeable growth in revenues and earnings from all three of its divisions between April and June compared with the same stretch last year, which was hit hard by the pandemic. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö posts lower revenues and earnings

09.07.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced that its Decor Solutions division ended the first three months with slightly lower revenues and earnings than in the prior-year period. » more

Surteco pays out 37% of its profits as a dividend

08.07.2021 − Shareholders in Surteco Group gave the green light to board resolutions proposing a dividend of €0.80 per share at the company’s annual general meeting on 23 June. » more

Wooden flooring manufacturers acquire veneer plants

02.07.2021 − In recent years, several veneer plants in eastern and south-eastern regions of Europe have been acquired by wooden flooring manufacturers. » more

Decospan further expands jointing capacity in Croatia

29.06.2021 − Decospan is expanding the production capacity at the plant of its Croatian subsidiary Decospan Mato Furnir (Decomat) by approximately 20%. » more

Greenlam: sales of laminates up by one-third

28.06.2021 − In the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year (31 March), Greenlam Industries produced a total of 4.36m laminate sheets.» more

High veneer demand across almost all specifications

24.06.2021 − The strong demand observed for oak veneer increased even further during the course of spring. » more

Lanxess to raise prices for inorganic pigments

18.06.2021 − Specialty chemical company Lanxess wants to raise its prices for inorganic pigments by at least €150/t.» more

Schattdecor planning more investment projects in Brazil

07.06.2021 − Schattdecor is set to ramp up resin production and install another treating line at its Brazilian site in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná during the second half of this year. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö eyeing a new line for LVT backing

25.05.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has revealed that its Filtration & Performance Solutions division intends to start making glass-fibre backing for luxury vinyl tile (LVT) production in the US, too, starting in mid-2023. » more

Interprint starts work to expand Brazilian site

17.05.2021 − The Interprint Group began a project to expand its plant in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná doing business as Interprint do Brasil Indústria de Papéis Decorativos Ltda. in March. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö revives divestment process

14.05.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has resurrected the process of selling its Decor Solutions division, which it had temporarily put on ice. » more

Surteco ended Q1 with double-digit rise in revenues

13.05.2021 − Surteco Group delivered a 10% year-on-year improvement in group revenues to €188.5m in the first quarter. » more

Broadview Holding’s growth due to acquisitions alone

30.04.2021 − Broadview Holding, belonging to the Hal Holding and predominantly active in the laminates business, raised its sales revenue by 14 % its business year 2020 to €1.107bn.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö files to have shares delisted

23.04.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö applied for delisting of its shares from the Nasdaq Helsinki and Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchanges on 26 March as part of a squeeze-out planned by its new majority shareholder Spa Holdings 3. » more

Decor paper: Logistics issues hamper overseas shipments

14.04.2021 − A scarcity of container capacity and an ensuing spike in freight rates, especially when doing business with Asia, have made it harder to deliver decor paper overseas, as well.» more

Glatfelter raises overlay paper revenues again

31.03.2021 − Glatfelter Corp. has announced that its Composite Fibers business unit (CFBU) increased its revenues from overlay paper by 4.5% to US$36.9m last year. » more

Schattdecor enjoyed growth in finish foil business

25.03.2021 − Schattdecor managed to make up for much of a slump in revenues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020 by delivering a recovery in most product areas and sales markets from August onwards.» more

Kronospan notifies anti-trust authority of planned stake

05.03.2021 − The Kronospan Group has informed the German Federal Cartel Office of plans to raise its stake in Surteco Group to 26.22% and is seeking approval of this transaction (case reference: B5-43/21).» more

Neodecortech plans to boost investments by 50% by 2023

01.03.2021 − Neodecortech is planning to elevate its total investments for the period from 2021 to 2023 by around 50% compared with the last three-year period, according to a business plan approved in early February. » more

Elrond wins order for printing machine from Likora

26.02.2021 − Likora ordered a printing/lacquering machine from Elrond, a new machinery and plant manufacturer created at the start of the year, towards the middle of February. » more

Chemical group Borealis to divest melamine activities

22.02.2021 − Borealis has launched the process of selling its nitrogen business. Austrian OMV owns 75% of the shares in Borealis, with the other 25% in the hands of Mubadala Investment » more

Cerutti activities will operate as a new entity

18.02.2021 − Former Cerutti activities have been operated by a new company, Gruppo Cerutti since the end of August. » more

Schattdecor supplies Roseburg with synchronised decors

12.02.2021 − Roseburg Forest Products has broadened its Duramine TFL collection by adding six new EIR wood decors. » more

Surteco Group performs much better than expected

11.02.2021 − Surteco Group has reported that its revenues and earnings beat the latest forecasts in both the fourth quarter and full year 2020.» more