Surfaces

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

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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

Colorgate agrees cooperation with Metis Systems

07.06.2018 − German Colorgate Digital Output Solutions wants to work jointly with Italian Metis Systems in the field of image and surface detection in future.» more

Uniboard expands laminating capacity in Sayabec

04.06.2018 − Uniboard Canada plans to install another short-cycle press at its particleboard plant in Sayabec/Québec. » more

GfK says lacquer laminate’s market share still growing

01.06.2018 − The share of the market held by foil surfaces for kitchen fronts marketed as “lacquer laminates” continued to rise last year. » more

Fletcher Building to part ways with Formica and RTG

25.05.2018 − Fletcher Building intends to focus on its operations in Australia and New Zealand and part ways with Formica and the Roof Tile Group.» more

Decor paper converters depleting inventories again

17.05.2018 − Decor paper prices have levelled off, as buyers expected. This turn of event is having a growing impact on decor paper manufacturers’ order intake and sales. » more

Probos enjoys a 16.8% EBIT margin after its integration

11.05.2018 − Portuguese Probos Plasticos delivered an improvement in its earnings after its integration into Surteco with effect from 1 July 2017.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö set to acquire Caieiras facility

04.05.2018 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has reached a deal with Brazilian Grupo Formitex to acquire a mill in Caieiras, São Paulo, which specialises in decor paper and has so far been part of the Formitex subsidiary MD Papéis. » more

Growth at Surteco mainly fuelled by acquisitions

12.04.2018 − Surteco raised its group revenues by 8% to €689.7m in the 2017 financial year, according to figures published on 29 March.» more

Interprint announces double-digit growth in revenues

04.04.2018 − Interprint enjoyed a double-digit increase in revenues in the 2017 financial year, the first time that it had done so in several years.» more

Kotkamills exploring investing in saturating base kraft

21.03.2018 − Finnish Kotkamills intends to look into the options to build a new paper machine to make saturating base kraft in Kotka through a pre-feasibility study. » more

Koehler boosted revenues to about €800m in 2017

19.03.2018 − Papierfabrik August Koehler raised its paper sales to over 500,000 t again during the 2017 financial year. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö wraps up rebuilding project at PM 1

16.03.2018 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö Paper replaced the headbox and installed a new quality control system at its PM 1 during a fortnight-long stoppage for rebuilding work at the end of 2017 and start of 2018. » more

Likora orders another printing machine from Rotodecor

12.03.2018 − German Likora placed an order with Rotodecor for a new printing/coating system at the beginning of 2018. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor improves its margins

05.03.2018 − The Decor division within Ahlstrom-Munksjö enjoyed better margins during the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the previous three-month stretch.» more

Neodecortech posts slight rise in revenues

01.03.2018 − Italian Neodecortech saw its growth in revenues flatten out a little in the second half of 2017. » more

Impress installing fifth treating line in St. Veit

23.02.2018 − Impress group is currently installing a new treating line in St. Veit, Austria. Commissioning of the 2,200 mm-wide line provided by Vits Technology is slated to happen by the start of May. » more

Lamigraf now in premises in a new location in Brazil

22.02.2018 − Spanish Lamigraf has moved the activities of its Brazilian subsidiary Lamigraf do Brasil Comércio de Papéis Decorativo to a new facility in São Jose dos Pinhais, Paraná.» more

Pfleiderer coating facility starts regular operation

16.01.2018 − Pfleiderer Deutschland commissioned the HotCoating coating facility installed in the Leutkirch Thermopal plant over the course of the fourth quarter of 2017 as planned.» more

Schattdecor Inc. starts up second printing machine

12.01.2018 − US-American Schattdecor Inc. printed the first reel using a new printing machine installed in Maryland Heights near St. Louis, Missouri on 30 November. » more

Wilsonart acquires wall panel systems manufacturers

10.01.2018 − US-American Wilsonart International acquired British Shore Laminates and Mermaid Panels through Wilsonart Western Europe with effect from 1 December.» more

Danzer plans to manufacture over 3m m² of thick veneer

08.01.2018 − Well over 3m m² of surface lamellas are to be manufactured in 2018 at the meanwhile four thick-veneer works of Danzer Veneer Europe and the US company Danzer Veneer Americas. » more

Akzo Nobel planning to acquire V.Powdertech

18.12.2017 − Dutch Akzo Nobel agreed to acquire Thai V.Powdertech on 27 November, a short time after talks about a merger with Axalta Coating Systems ended on 21 November. » more

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