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

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