Surfaces

Transferred restructuring for HPL producer Dekodur

17.05.2019 − Dekodur, a laminate manufacturer , has been acquired by the private investor Rolf van den Berg and Sagacious in a transferred restructuring. » more

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Ahlstrom Munksjö Decor: Margin has decreased further

13.05.2019 − The continued reduction of inventories, persistently weak demand and the resulting competitive pressure led to further losses in earnings in the "Decor" division of Ahlstrom-Munksjö.» more

FiliGrade has developed copy protection for print decors

10.05.2019 − FiliGrade in cooperation with the Schattdecor and Surteco décor printers, last year developed a copy protection system for printed décors.» more

Formica Group has again achieved improved results

09.05.2019 − The Formica Group, put up for sale by the New Zealand construction products group Fletcher Building, increased its sales by 7% in the first half of the 2018/2019 fiscal year. » more

Lamigraf and BMK planning cooperation in sales

09.05.2019 − Lamigraf and BMK have come to an agreement on closer cooperation in sales. » more

Schattdecor builds fourth impregnation channel in Brazil

29.04.2019 − Following the optimisation of the infrastructure at the Brazilian impregnation site in São José dos Pinhais, which was completed at the end of May 2018.» more

Tronox completes acquisition of Cristal Global

23.04.2019 − The U.S. titanium dioxide manufacturer Tronox has completed the acquisition of the titanium dioxide activities of Cristal Global on April 10 after more than two years.» more

Supply of lightweight kraft paper has decreased

12.04.2019 − The situation relating to the supply of lightweight saturating base kraft paper has deteriorated since the discontinuation of production on the PM 7 paper machine that used to be used by Kotkamills. » more

KBA sold two RotaJETs to decor printers in 2018

10.04.2019 − Printing machine manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA) sold two more RotaJET digital printers to companies in the decor printing industry last year.» more

Kotkamills hasn't decided on investment yet

01.04.2019 − The Finnish Kotkamills Group abandoned the production of saturating base kraft paper („Saturating Base Kraft“) on PM 7 at Tainionkoski Mill in Imatra during January. » more

Surteco posts restructuring costs of € 6.1m

26.03.2019 − The Surteco Group generated slightly higher consolidated sales in the 2018 financial year than in the previous year and in line with the latest forecast, but had to accept significant declines in earnings. » more

Möhring Group takes over veneer plant Bracia Mrozik

25.03.2019 − Through its Estonian subsidiary Balti Spoon, the Möhring Group acquires the Polish veneer manufacturer and veneer processor Bracia Mrozik. » more

Titanium dioxide makers face a big drop in volumes

14.03.2019 − The persistently weak state of the titanium dioxide market culminated in a significant drop in manufacturers’ sales in the fourth quarter of 2018. » more

Surfaces industry in even greater state of flux

08.03.2019 − The adverse state of the market for paper-based surfaces since the third quarter of 2018 has not improved in the first two months of this year either. » more

Schattdecor expanding impregnation with Vasatech

07.03.2019 − Schattdecor is further expanding its impregnating activities by taking over all the shares in the Malaysian impregnating company Vasatech. » more

Glatfelter: Slight drop in sales of overlay papers

01.03.2019 − Following the upward trend recorded in 2016 and 2017, the overlay paper turnover of the Glatfelter Composite Fibers (CFBU) business unit last year was slightly down on the previous year at US$ 38.2m.» more

Winbon Technocell commissions second machine

22.02.2019 − The joint venture Winbon Schoeller New Materials (WSNM), purchased a majority stake in Zhejiang Grandrich Paper, a decor paper producer also based in Longyou, at the start of 2018. » more

Felix Schoeller reports rise in decor paper sales

21.02.2019 − TThe creation of new business areas since 2010 and advanced efforts to step up its international profile in recent years have had a positive impact on results of Felix Schoeller Holding in the past few years.» more

Caieiras contributes €13m to Decor's quarterly revenues

18.02.2019 − The MD Papéis plant in Caieiras, which was acquired by Ahlstrom-Munksjö with effect from October 17, contributed around €13m to the quarterly sales of the "Decor" division last year on a pro forma basis. » more

MTC now also produces nonwoven papers on PM 6

11.02.2019 − The joint venture OOO Mayak-Technocell (MTC) also started production of coated nonwoven papers for the wallpaper industry during the fourth quarter on the newly constructed PM 6 in Penza/Russia.» more

Raw melamine prices again reduced

08.02.2019 − The supply of raw melamine and demand, which continues to fall short of expectations, led to further price reductions in the contract negotiations for deliveries in the first quarter.» more

FunderMax buys Norwegian kraft-paper manufacturer

07.02.2019 − The aim ofFunderMax behind its acquisition of the Norwegian kraft-paper manufacturer Ranheim Paper & Board concluded in January 2019 is partly to secure its supply of core paper. » more

Schattdecor opened three new showrooms in Asia

06.02.2019 − With the opening of three new showrooms in Malaysia, China and India, the Schattdecor Group has further expanded its presence on the Asian markets in recent months. » more

WestRock has completed acquisition of KapStone

04.02.2019 − WestRock completed the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. at the beginning of November, which was agreed at the end of January 2018. » more

Wehmeier becomes head of Felix Schoeller division

29.01.2019 − The Felix Schoeller Group has transferred responsibility for the "Felix Schoeller" division to Dr. Lutz Wehmeier with effect from 1 January. » more

Spacva buys new press dryer for veneer plant

24.01.2019 − The Italian engineering company Angelo Cremona will supply a new press dryer for the veneer plant of the integrated Croatian wood industry company Spacva in the course of the year. » more

Broadview Holding also wants to acquire Formica Group

17.01.2019 − Broadview Holding is planning to buy the Formica Group with its management company Formica Corp.. » more

Sales decline at Kotkamills Industrial Products

14.01.2019 − A maintenance shutdown at the Kotka paper mill extended by the repair of a recovery boiler, led to a significant drop in sales and earnings at Kotkamills Industrial Products in the third quarter.» more

Schattdecor will also act as a free impregnator in future

14.01.2019 − Following the expansion of impregnation capacities at several locations, the décor printer and surface manufacturer Schattdecor intends in future to operate worldwide as an independent impregnator. » more

Schattdecor has acquired all shares in US Coating

10.01.2019 − Schattdecor AG has acquired all shares in the US finish foil manufacturer US Coating Co. based in Lexington/South Carolina with effect from 20 December. » more