||A history of innovation
1928 AB Casco founded by Lars Amundsen, son of the Antarctic explorer, to manufacture adhesives in Stockholm, Sweden.
1940 First production of impregnated papers.
1956 New type of melamine film developed for surfacing furniture.
1962 Production of melamine-impregnated papers begins at Kristinehamn, Sweden.
1964 Family-owned company becomes part of the KemaNobel Group.
1970 Technical films developed and added to the product range.
1984 Impregnation operations in Germany and Spain acquired from Th. Goldschmidt.
1987 North American operations begin with opening of production facility in Cobourg, Canada.
1992 Extension of the Cobourg facility.
1993 Impregnation facility in Arches, France, acquired from Arjo Wiggins.
1994 Laminate flooring films added to the product range.
1995 Production facility acquired in Burgos, Spain, extending the range of laminates and edgebanding for furniture applications.
1996 Facility in Blythewood, South Carolina, acquired from Borden Chemicals. Facility in Klang, Malaysia, acquired from Kampasten SDN BHD.
2002 New green-field production facility established in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil.
2003 Casco Impregnated Papers acquired by private equity investors Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Germany, and Harvest Partners Inc., USA.
2004 Coveright name and new brand identity introduced to reflect the company’s position as a major global supplier of surfacing materials and its dynamic role in the market.
2005 Cobourg facility further extended, with addition of the industry’s first 10-foot treater, making it the largest facility in North America and one of the largest .
2006 Majority stake acquired in Russian joint venture, boosting Coveright’s presence in a fast-growing market. Production facility in Kristinehamn, Sweden, closed in order to concentrate activities on Coveright-owned facilities.
2007 Operations in Drummondville, Quebec, acquired from Uniboard Canada Inc., including four production lines and resin-making facilities. Furniture Applications Business Unit in Burgos, Spain, divested.