HELSINKI, May 6, 2014 (Press Release) -Kemira Oyj has on May 5, 2014 closed the acquisition of BASF's global AKD emulsion business announced on February 27, 2014. AKD is an alkyl ketene dimer based sizing agent, which impacts paper and board hydrophobicity or water resistance. The acquisition strengthens Kemira's position in offering sizing products for the paper industry especially on the continental European market.
The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement.
HELSINKI, April 1, 2014 (Press Release) -As transformation drives the market in Europe, Kemira continues to commit to the paper industry. The company strives to support growth in the stagnant market of Europe, by focusing especially on packaging & board and tissue.Read more
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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and HELSINKI, Finland, Feb. 27, 2014 (Press Release) - BASF and Kemira today announced that Kemira will acquire BASF's global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014.Read more
HELSINKI, Jan. 7, 2014 (Press Release) - Kemira's Board of Directors has appointed Jari Rosendal, 48, M. Sc. (Eng.) as Kemira Oyj's President and Chief Executive Officer as of May 1, 2014. Currently, Jari Rosendal holds a position as President, Americas region in Outotec Oyj based in Canada.Read more