Broadview Holding now also intends to acquire Formica

08.01.2019 − The Dutch Broadview Holding, which has controlled Trespa and Arpa Industriale for some time and acquired a majority stake in Westag & Getalit in August 2018, intends to acquire Formica Group. » more


Müller resigns as CEO of the Surteco Group

21.12.2018 − Dr.-Ing. Herbert Müller, CEO of the Surteco Group since 1 July, 2015, has asked the Supervisory Board to prematurely terminate his contract, which runs until 30 June, 2021, in the course of 2019.» more

Greenlam reaps the rewards of higher laminate prices

20.12.2018 − Indian Greenlam Industries raised revenues from its Laminates and Allied division by 13.4% to INR2.725bn or roughly US$37.5m in the second quarter of its 2018/2019 financial year (ended 31 March). » more

Wrede starts sale process for Interprint group

14.12.2018 − Wrede Industrieholding is looking at two options for the future of the Interprint group: either continuing to operate the firm together with a partner or selling it completely. » more

Purainer is now a Lamigraf shareholder

10.12.2018 − Josep Colomer formally handed over the reins as CEO of the Spanish decor printer Lamigraf to his son Pep Colomer in November.» more

Surteco: Plastics unit books bigger rise in revenues

03.12.2018 − The more challenging economic climate and persistently high raw material costs that cannot be fully recouped heralded a slump in revenues and earnings at Surteco during the third quarter.» more

OCI Nitrogen reports slight rise in raw melamine sales

28.11.2018 − OCI Nitrogen B.V., based in Geleen, the Netherlands, has experienced a gradual improvement in its raw melamine sales so far this year. » more

Munksjö submits prospectus for capital increase

27.11.2018 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö will carry out a capital increase with a total volume of around €150m to finance the takeover of the US specialty paper manufacturer Expera Speciality Solutions Holdings.» more

ECCM Bank doubles shareholding in Surteco Group

23.11.2018 − Last week there were further changes among the shareholders of Surteco Group SE. The Maltese ECCM Bank increased its stake to 12.28% on November 14.» more

Slower growth in the market for decor paper

19.11.2018 − The upward trend that has lasted on worldwide decor paper markets (excluding China) since 2013 continued last year, albeit at a slower pace. » more

Glatfelter concludes sale of Specialty Papers

15.11.2018 − At the end of October, P.H. Glatfelter completed the sale of the Specialty Papers (SPBU) business unit to the private-equity company Lindsay Goldberg that had been agreed in mid-August 2018. » more

Pfleiderer: Stiefermann is Product Manager HPL/Elements

09.11.2018 − In September, Christian Stiefermann took over product management for the "HPL/Elements" area at Pfleiderer Deutschland GmbH, located in Arnsberg. » more

Kronospan Bank has acquired a stake in Surteco Group

05.11.2018 − In mid-October, the Maltese ECCM Bank plc acquired a total stake of 5.0001% in Surteco Group SE, which is active in the surface technology sector, in two stages. » more

Further enlargement in Neodecortech’s product range

02.11.2018 − In the first half-year, Italian Neodecortech added a polypropylene version to its plastic printed film (PPF) operations for use in LVT production previously geared to PVC. » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö closes two transactions

26.10.2018 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö completed the takeover of the US firm Expera Specialty Solutions LLC, and of a mill in Caieiras in the Brazilian state of São Paulo in rapid succession towards the middle of October. » more

SynDecor manufacturer TI expands to Latin America

23.10.2018 − Taghleef Industries (TI), a plastic foil manufacturer, signed an agreement to acquire the Latin American BOOP foil manufacturer Biofilm at the end of August. » more

Akzo Nobel has acquired paint manufacturer Xylazel

03.10.2018 − The chemicals group Akzo Nobel has acquired all shares in the paint manufacturer Xylazel from the Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar.» more

Woodchem transferred impregnation channel to PG Bison

27.09.2018 − South African formaldehyde and resin manufacturer Woodchem transferred the impregnation channel to the wood-based panels manufacturer PG Bison, which also belongs to Kap Industrial Holding, effective July 1.» more

Centuryply making debut in lamination in Hoshiarpur too

21.09.2018 − Indian Century Plyboards has put the company’s second short-cycle press into operation in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. » more

Glatfelter boosts revenue from sales of overlay paper

20.09.2018 − In its business year 2017, the "Composite Fibers” division of P.H. Glatfelter boosted its revenue from sales of overlay paper by roughly 10%. » more

Bürger hands over management of Slotex-Decor

20.09.2018 − As of December 31, Alexander Bürger will hand over the management of the decor printer Slotex-Decor, which was newly founded in 2016. » more

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

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