Stevens Industries wants to build second location

14.12.2017 − US-American Stevens Industries intends to build a second production facility in Effingham, just a few miles away from its headquarters. » more


Negative results for veneer manufacturer Mahogany

11.12.2017 − Finnish Mahogany once again recorded negative results in the 2016/2017 financial year (30 April), with an operating result of -€89,000. » more

Sonae edgebanding plant is now up and running

30.11.2017 − Sonae Industria completed work to install a new gluing unit for edging at its furniture part facility in Vilela-Paredes, Portugal in October. » more

Spacva assembling new Staylog unit in veneer works

27.11.2017 − Croatian Spacva began assembling the new Staylog system at the group’s veneer works at the beginning of November. » more

Surteco’s paper operations experience turnaround

23.11.2017 − German Surteco booked a slight improvement in revenues from its paper operations during the third quarter. » more

Dongwha Enterprise acquires all shares in Imprex

21.11.2017 − South Korean Dongwha Enterprise has bought all shares in the Finnish phenol film manufacturer Kotkamills Imprex with effect from 31 October. » more

Neenah Paper purchased Coldenhove Papier

16.11.2017 − US-American Neenah Paper completed its purchase of all of the shares in the Dutch speciality paper manufacturer W.A. Sanders Coldenhove Holding (Coldenhove Papier) on 1 November. » more

Akzo Nobel and Axalta in talks about merger

10.11.2017 − Akzo Nobel is exploring the possibility of merging its Paints & Coatings activities with Axalta Coatings Systems according to an ad-hoc statement published on 30 October. » more

Neodecortech achieves sharp growth in sales revenue

09.11.2017 − Neodecortech, arising from the merger between Cartiere de Guarcino (CDG) and Confalonieri, further improved its key performance figures in the first half-year.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö: Decor division‘s margins halved

03.11.2017 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö continues to battle the effects of rising pulp and titanium dioxide costs in its Decor division. » more

MTC orders coating units from UMV Coating Systems

31.10.2017 − Swedish UMV Coating Systems will deliver two coating systems to Russian joint venture Mayak-Technocell (MTC). » more

Surteco raises assignable loan volume to €200m

26.10.2017 − German Surteco is set to use the funds from a €200m assignable loan placed by mid-October to finance its take-over of Portuguese Probos Plasticos and to repay a US private placement (USPP).» more

Greenlam’s sales revenue down in laminate exports

23.10.2017 − Indian Greenlam Industries raised its consolidated sales revenue in the first quarter of its business year 2016/2017 (31 March) by 5.7% to 2.888bn INR. » more

Schattdecor places orders for new treating lines

19.10.2017 − German Schattdecor has now ordered two treating lines for projects planned at its sites in Chekov, Russia and Rosate, Italy. » more

Akzo Nobel: Lower result despite higher turnover

11.10.2017 − In the second quarter, Dutch Akzo Nobel was confronted with a deterioration in its results figures despite a 2% increase in total turnover to €3.785bn. » more

Alfatherm forms company in USA and invests

09.10.2017 − In the third quarter Italian Alfatherm founded a US sales company, via which export business to North America - which has been growing gradually over the last three years - is to be further expanded.» more

Colorgate and Ipac cooperation on colour measurement

02.10.2017 − Colorgate Digital Output Solutions and Improve Process Analytics and Control are collaborating to develop inline colour measurement solutions for digital printing. » more

Surteco books downturn in revenues from Paper

07.09.2017 − German Surteco experienced a similar fall in revenues from individual product groups within the Paper division during the second quarter of 2017 as it did in the first three months. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s results impaired by higher costs

10.08.2017 − The continuing growth in pulp and titanium dioxide costs had considerable consequences for the financial results of the “Decor” division of Ahlstrom-Munksjö in the second quarter. » more

German Cartel Office approves Decotec holding

04.08.2017 − Federal German Cartel Office has approved the planned holding by Toppan Europe, which is owned by Japanese Toppan Cosmo in Spanish Decotec Printing, following a relatively brief investigation. » more

Wilsonart and Hanwha founding JV for solid surfaces

01.08.2017 − US-American Wilsonart and South Korean Hanwha Living & Creative (Hanwha L&C) want to set up a new works for solid surfaces via a new joint venture at the Wilsonart headquarters in Temple, Texas. » more

Ukrshpon veneer works buys slicing machine in Malaysia

27.07.2017 − As part of a replacement investment project, UkrainianUkrshpon purchased a used vertical slicing machine in the second quarter. » more

Kotkamills set to spin off divisions

21.07.2017 − Finnish Kotkamills intends to spin off its Imprex (resin-treated core material), Absorbex (saturated base kraft paper) and Wood (softwood lumber) divisions activities into separate companies. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö exploring overseas investment

18.07.2017 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö wants to install decor paper capacity outside Europe, too, in the medium term. This company was founded in 1 April as a result of the merger of Munksjö and Ahlstrom. » more

Klöckner Pentaplast completes acquisition of Linpac

13.07.2017 − German Klöckner Pentaplast, a manufacturer active in the furniture film and LVT surfaces business, closed a deal agreed in early April to buy English Linpac at the start of July.» more

Surteco buying all shares in Portuguese Probos group

06.07.2017 − German Surteco intends to significantly strengthen its position on the Iberian peninsula and in Central and South America with the complete take-over of Portuguese plastic edging producer Probos.» more

Greenlam raises its laminate capacity

30.06.2017 − Indian Greenlam Industries commissioned a new production line for laminates with an annual capacity of 2m laminate sheets in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh on 5 June. » more

Sherwin-Williams gets green light to acquire Valspar

16.06.2017 − Both the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) approved the acquisition of Valspar by Sherwin-Williams subject to conditions, on 26 May. » more

Dürr and Kuka working to develop painting robots

24.05.2017 − German Dürr Systems and Kuka Roboter will jointly deliver painting robot systems for a variety of applications, including the wood and furniture industry in future. » more

German veneer imports from Eastern Europe grew by 22%

18.05.2017 − The German veneer market grew in size for the second year in a row in 2016. » more