HELSINKI, Sept. 20, 2013 (Press Release) - Kemira has signed an agreement to acquire Soto Industries Inc, a privately owned company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Soto is a specialty chemicals and services supplier to the pulp and paper industry.
Soto supplies a broad range of specialty chemicals including digester scale control, silicone and oil-based defoamers, and polymers used in green liquor clarification and effluent treatment for pulp and papermaking.Read more
HELSINKI, July 16, 2013 (Press Release) -Kemira has successfully completed the expansion of its hydrogen peroxide plant in Fray Bentos, Uruguay. Hydrogen peroxide is produced in one of the most modern chemical islands built and operated by Kemira since 2007. The expansion was planned since the beginning of the operation in 2005 and the project was carried out from April 2012 to June 2013.Read more
HELSINKI, July 8, 2013 (Press Release) -In line with its strategy, Kemira has retained SEB for a process to review strategic options for its ChemSolutions segment.
In Q1 2013, Kemira divested ChemSolutions' food and pharmaceuticals businesses and sold its shares in JV Sachtleben. Kemira continues the re-alignment of its portfolio. Accordingly, a process has been initiated to review the strategic options for ChemSolutions.Read more
HELSINKI, July 4, 2013 (Press Release) -Kemira is the only company in its field that is truly committed to serving the pulp and paper industry," says Petri Helsky, President, Paper, Kemira. "Customers have an increasing need to improve their efficiency. They need a partner that will help them enhance process efficiency and develop innovative solutions for their challenges."Read more
HELSINKI, June 27, 2013 (Press Release) -Kemira shared its sharpened strategy this spring. The company is seeking growth particularly in the pulp, paper, oil, gas and mining industries by developing products and providing innovations that enable Kemira to stand out from the competition.
"Where water meets chemistry" is the essence of Kemira's sharpened strategy. President and CEO Wolfgang Büchele shared the strategy this spring along with the first quarter results for 2013:Read more
HELSINKI, June 24, 2013 (Press Release) -Fiber gives paper strength and printability. In the past, less fiber meant lower strength and poor printability. KemForm is changing the equation.
Two trends continue to cause headaches for the paper industry: recycled water and reused fiber. Both are creating problems with the strength and quality of the end product. Traditional chemistries struggle in closed systems. KemForm, however, thrives.Read more