Wilsonart sells Asian operations to Aica Kogyo

13.11.2019 − The Japanese chemical and building products group Aica Kogyo is poised to significantly expand its laminate business by acquiring Asian operations from Wilsonart International.» more


ICDLI officials re-elected for another term

31.10.2019 − Members of ICDLI re-elected president Carlos Cruz (Sonae Industria), vice presidents Rolf Wermelinger (Argolite) and Dr Lutz Reitzel (Resopal) for another three-year term at the organisation’s annual assembly.» more

New shareholder structure for Renolit and RKW

25.10.2019 − The Fischer and Lang/Helms families have acquired all shares in JM Holding - and thus also in Renolit - as part of a July agreement to reorganise the shareholder structure at JM Holding.» more

Titanium dioxide classified as suspected cancer substance

23.10.2019 − The European Commission decided to classify titanium dioxide in powder form as a substance suspected of causing cancers in humans through inhalation (category 2 carcinogen) after all on 4 October. » more

Papierwerke Lenk sold to a Canadian investor

21.10.2019 − The Canadian investor Rajeev Singh has been given the green light to acquire the German speciality paper producer Papierwerke Lenk in a process under way since the start of 2019. » more

Neodecortech starts up several pieces of technology

16.10.2019 − Neodecortech intends to expand its manufacturing capabilities for speciality products by making a variety of investments at its Filago headquarters.» more

Greenlam further enlarges capacity for laminates

04.10.2019 − By putting a production line into operation in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh, Indian Greenlam Industries has increased its annual production capacity for laminates by 1.6m panels. » more

Worldwide decor paper sales have not risen any further

02.10.2019 − Following five years of varying improvements in sales, the global decor paper market (excluding China) held at the previous year’s level last year. » more

Lazard Frères Gestion trims its stake in Surteco

30.09.2019 − Lazard Frères Gestion slightly reduced its stake in Surteco Group which was last put at 5.06%, at the start of September 2019.» more

Formica enjoys a strong improvement in its earnings

27.09.2019 − Formica delivered a considerable improvement in its earnings in the 2018/2019 financial year (30 June). » more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to spin off decor paper business

26.09.2019 − Ahlstrom-Munksjö is currently exploring strategic options for its decor paper business, which is pooled in its Decor division.» more

Akzo Nobel profits from higher prices again

20.09.2019 − Akzo Nobel generated sales revenue of 2.451bn € in the second quarter. » more

Greenlam: 20 % minus for laminate exports

13.09.2019 − The Indian laminate manufacturer Greenlam Industries sold a total of 2.77m laminates in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. » more

Glatfelter posts growth in overlay paper sales

28.08.2019 − P.H. Glatfelter Co. has reported that its Composite Fibers (CFBU) business unit ended the second quarter of 2019 with another 14% upturn in sales of overlay paper compared with the prior-year period.» more