Further decline in sales at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor

09.08.2019 − The persistently weak demand and the resulting decline in sales have also slowed down the sales and earnings development in the "Decor" business unit of Ahlstrom-Munksjö in the second quarter. » more


Surteco sells treating facility in East Longmeadow to Arclin

31.07.2019 − Surteco Group has sold its US treating site in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts to the North American resin producer and treating firm Arclin in an asset deal. » more

British Synthomer group aiming to take over Omnova

25.07.2019 − British special-chemical group Synthomer is aiming to take over in full the US conglomerate group Omnova Solutions, whose areas of activity include surface materials. » more

Greenlam acquires Swiss distributor Decolan

22.07.2019 − Indian Greenlam Industries has taken over all shares in Swiss Decolan via its subsidiary Greenlam Asia Pacific.» more

Danzer closing its veneer plant in Souvans, France

16.07.2019 − Danzer France is set to cease operations at its veneer plant in Souvans during the second half of the year, it informed the plant’s 95 workers on 2 July.» more

Digital Printing Association founded by five companies

12.07.2019 − In order to further develop digital printing in interior finishing as well as in the furniture and flooring industry, five companies have set up the Digital Printing Association (DIPA).» more

Interprint: Umbrella brand forToppan's decor printing unit

03.07.2019 − Japanese Toppan Printing has been given the nod in the process of selling the Interprint group, which Wrede, launched in December 2018. » more

Surteco to divest business unit with €33m turnover

01.07.2019 − As part of the ongoing optimization of the Group structure, which has been ongoing for some time now, the Surteco Group intends to dispose of a subdivision. » more

Wilsonart and Hyundai L&C start up joint venture facility

27.06.2019 − Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces and South Korean Hyundai L&C commissioned a new joint venture facility to make solid surfaces at Wilsonart’s headquarters in Temple, Texas in the second quarter.» more

Kingdecor raises output to roughly 235,000 tonnes

25.06.2019 − The Chinese decor paper joint venture Kingdecor made some 235,000 tonnes of decor paper using its five paper machines in the 2018 financial year. » more

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