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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

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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

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