LEXINGTON, N.C. -- BMK Americas LLC, a subsidiary of DKB Decor Inc., has acquired a melamine film manufacturing facility from Shaw Industries. The purchase of the plant in Lexington is intended to better serve the needs of North American customers in the thermally fused laminate industry.

The asset purchase of the melamine treatment facility fits into DKB’s strategy to gain new market share by having the ability to produce specialty decorative papers within a short lead time. By purchasing the plant, BMK Americas will provide these services and products in addition to its existing business in North America.

Providing a range of complementary and extended services, the new U.S. based business supports continued Europe growth plans and accelerates entry into new and adjacent markets.

"Our acquisition of this plant complements our overall offering so we can now provide multiple products and services to the laminate industry. This investment represents an important strategic opportunity to offer new product options and technology,” said Moritz Menier, president of DKB Decor Inc.

The manufacturing facility was previously a sole provider for treated material to Shaw’s laminate flooring facility in Georgia. As part of the acquisition, Shaw associates working at the facility, formally known as Plant LP, will be given the opportunity to continue working at the facility as employees of BMK Americas LLC.

DKB Decor Inc. was established in 2016 as a subsidiary company to the BMK Group. BMK Americas LLC will be the operating company in North America under the group.

The BMK/DKB Group is reported to be the world’s largest full service melamine treating company with its 15 impregnation lines, offering customers a range of quality products and services. See http://www.melamine-papers.com.