Surfaces

Felix Schoeller unveils energy cost surcharge

26.11.2021 − Felix Schoeller Holding is planning to introduce an energy cost surcharge of up to €10/100 kg for deliveries across all product segments with effect from 1 December onwards. » more

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Veneer market volume up by 20% in 2020

25.11.2021 − Recording an increase of more than 20% to €83.4m, the market volume of veneer in Germany in 2020 has exceeded the peak value of the past ten years. » more

Schattdecor plans digital printing output of 25m m²

18.11.2021 − Schattdecor used the Palis 2250 digital printing machine commissioned at its Thansau headquarters in the first quarter of 2017 to make around 10.6m m² in the first nine months of the year. » more

Lamigraf ordered Jagenberg to modernise machines

15.11.2021 − In a project carried out during the first half, Jagenberg Converting Solutions has modernised the M9 printing machine that Cerutti delivered to Lamigraf GmbH (Bönen, Germany) in the late 1990s. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö pursues strategic projects

11.11.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö is currently pursuing several strategic projects: the acquisition of remaining shares by the Spa 3 consortium, the bidding process for the decor solutions business division and » more

Furniture/wood coatings have 6% share of global market

28.10.2021 − The Covid-19 pandemic sent the global market for paint and coatings tumbling last year for the first time since it embarked on a consistent recovery from the global economic crisis in 2008/2009. » more

Schattdecor buys a 50% stake in Fine Decor

25.10.2021 − Schattdecor is ramping up its portfolio of thermoplastic surfaces significantly by acquiring a 50% stake in Fine Decor at the end of September. » more

Interprint Polska commissions fourth lacquering line

21.10.2021 − The Interprint Group has now started commissioning work on a fourth lacquering line at Interprint Polska. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö signs contracts in China

18.10.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö contractually agreed the acquisition of a 60% stake in Chinese décor paper producer Hebei Minglian New Materials Technology at the end of September. » more

Egger plant to receive Vits’ 1000th impregnation system

15.10.2021 − Vits Technology, a company belonging to Deurotech Group (DTG) is to install its thousandth impregnation system at Egger Kunststoffe. » more

Teknos plans to relocate its German plants to new site

11.10.2021 − Teknos Group intends to establish a new production facility in Steinau an der Straße, in the German state of Hesse.» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö acquires Kämmerer product segment

08.10.2021 − At the end of August, Ahlstrom-Munksjö acquired the electrotechnical paper product segment from Kämmerer Spezialpapiere. » more

Growth in the Chinese market has slowed again

20.09.2021 − Chinese decor paper production has risen only slightly of late after experiencing double-digit growth rates in recent years. » more

Decor paper sales might enjoy small double-digit growth

16.09.2021 − Worldwide sales of decor paper (excluding China) look set to grow substantially in 2021 on the heels of a downward trend in the past three years. » more

Koehler experiences sharp downturn in revenues

19.08.2021 − The Covid-19 pandemic left a deep imprint on the speciality paper and energy specialist Koehler Group during 2020.» more

Neodecortech and Surforma forge CPL partnership

16.08.2021 − Neodecortech and Surforma, a laminate manufacturer that is part of Sonae Industria, entered into a non-exclusive partnership to sell continuous pressure laminate (CPL) back in January. » more

Mayr-Melnhof completes Kotkamills acquisition

12.08.2021 − At the start of August, Mayr-Melnhof Karton wrapped up its purchase of all shares in Kotkamills Group in a deal that was struck in early December 2020. » more

Surteco Group enjoyed growth in all three segments

11.08.2021 − Surteco Group recorded sizeable growth in revenues and earnings from all three of its divisions between April and June compared with the same stretch last year, which was hit hard by the pandemic. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö posts lower revenues and earnings

09.07.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has announced that its Decor Solutions division ended the first three months with slightly lower revenues and earnings than in the prior-year period. » more

Surteco pays out 37% of its profits as a dividend

08.07.2021 − Shareholders in Surteco Group gave the green light to board resolutions proposing a dividend of €0.80 per share at the company’s annual general meeting on 23 June. » more

Wooden flooring manufacturers acquire veneer plants

02.07.2021 − In recent years, several veneer plants in eastern and south-eastern regions of Europe have been acquired by wooden flooring manufacturers. » more

Decospan further expands jointing capacity in Croatia

29.06.2021 − Decospan is expanding the production capacity at the plant of its Croatian subsidiary Decospan Mato Furnir (Decomat) by approximately 20%. » more

Greenlam: sales of laminates up by one-third

28.06.2021 − In the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year (31 March), Greenlam Industries produced a total of 4.36m laminate sheets.» more

High veneer demand across almost all specifications

24.06.2021 − The strong demand observed for oak veneer increased even further during the course of spring. » more

Lanxess to raise prices for inorganic pigments

18.06.2021 − Specialty chemical company Lanxess wants to raise its prices for inorganic pigments by at least €150/t.» more

Schattdecor planning more investment projects in Brazil

07.06.2021 − Schattdecor is set to ramp up resin production and install another treating line at its Brazilian site in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná during the second half of this year. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö eyeing a new line for LVT backing

25.05.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has revealed that its Filtration & Performance Solutions division intends to start making glass-fibre backing for luxury vinyl tile (LVT) production in the US, too, starting in mid-2023. » more

Interprint starts work to expand Brazilian site

17.05.2021 − The Interprint Group began a project to expand its plant in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná doing business as Interprint do Brasil Indústria de Papéis Decorativos Ltda. in March. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö revives divestment process

14.05.2021 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö has resurrected the process of selling its Decor Solutions division, which it had temporarily put on ice. » more

Surteco ended Q1 with double-digit rise in revenues

13.05.2021 − Surteco Group delivered a 10% year-on-year improvement in group revenues to €188.5m in the first quarter. » more