Schattdecor forges ahead with treater expansions

24.06.2019 − Schattdecor is set to boost its treating capacity to more than 400m m² by integrating Vasatech, adding a new treating line to its site in Chekhov and installing more treating lines at its existing locations. » more


KBA and Durst launch a digital printing joint venture

21.06.2019 − Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH, a joint venture, has now started operations after putting pen to paper on 10 April and receiving approval from competition authorities at the start of May.» more

Wemhöner delivering single-pass printers in future

14.06.2019 − Wemhöner Surface Technologies, that has so far specialised in multi-pass digital printing machines, unveiled a single-pass digital printer for the first time at the Ligna trade fair. » more

Schattdecor commissions its new printing site in Quzhou

13.06.2019 − Schattdecor commissioned its new printing location in Quzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province on 13 May.» more

Renolit founds furniture foil joint venture in China

06.06.2019 − Renolit started the production of 2D and 3D foils for furniture and interior door production in Guangdong on 1 April via the newly founded joint venture Guangdong Renolit Citiking.» more

Reductions in sales revenue in two Surteco divisions

31.05.2019 − After the slight increase in its business year 2018 achieved only through acquisitions, the consolidated sales revenue of Surteco Group fell by 3 % in the first quarter to 181.9m €. » more

Sales volume and revenue losses at Glatfelter CFBU

27.05.2019 − Significantly lower sales figures and the resulting market-related hiring required in the Glatfelter "Composite Fibers (CFBU)" business unit led to a stronger decline in sales and earnings in the first quarter.» more

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

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