HELSINKI, June 19, 2013 (Press Release) -Kemira will open a new AKD emulsion line in Finland to better serve big sizing clients. New capacity will be available during fall 2013.
AKD is an alkyl ketene dimer based sizing agent, which impacts paper and board hydrophobicity or water resistance. Sufficient hydrophobicity is important for packaging materials and it improves paper or board runnability in a coating process. Water resistance also improves printability and dimension stability of the final product during the converting process. In addition to AKD emulsions, the new process is capable to produce unique Gamma-emulsion, which is based on two sizing components.
Kemira holds complete supply chain from key raw materials to the final emulsion product.