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

WestRock has completed acquisition of KapStone

04.02.2019 − WestRock completed the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. at the beginning of November, which was agreed at the end of January 2018. » more

Wehmeier becomes head of Felix Schoeller division

29.01.2019 − The Felix Schoeller Group has transferred responsibility for the "Felix Schoeller" division to Dr. Lutz Wehmeier with effect from 1 January. » more

Spacva buys new press dryer for veneer plant

24.01.2019 − The Italian engineering company Angelo Cremona will supply a new press dryer for the veneer plant of the integrated Croatian wood industry company Spacva in the course of the year. » more

Broadview Holding also wants to acquire Formica Group

17.01.2019 − Broadview Holding is planning to buy the Formica Group with its management company Formica Corp.. » more

Sales decline at Kotkamills Industrial Products

14.01.2019 − A maintenance shutdown at the Kotka paper mill extended by the repair of a recovery boiler, led to a significant drop in sales and earnings at Kotkamills Industrial Products in the third quarter.» more

Schattdecor will also act as a free impregnator in future

14.01.2019 − Following the expansion of impregnation capacities at several locations, the décor printer and surface manufacturer Schattdecor intends in future to operate worldwide as an independent impregnator. » more

Schattdecor has acquired all shares in US Coating

10.01.2019 − Schattdecor AG has acquired all shares in the US finish foil manufacturer US Coating Co. based in Lexington/South Carolina with effect from 20 December. » more

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