HELSINKI, Dec. 22, 2017 (Press Release) -Matthew R. Pixton (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering) has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of the Management Board of Kemira as of January 1, 2018. He was previously heading Kemira's R&D and Technology, Americas organization in Atlanta, USA, and he will continue to be based in Atlanta in his new position. Matthew will report to Jari Rosendal, Kemira's President and CEO.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 20, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira, the leading global chemicals company serving customers in pulp & paper industry and other water intensive industries, announces price increases of up to 25% for its process chemical product lines.
The price adjustment of process chemicals are a result of challenging key raw material and energy supply situation as well as the rising transportation cost of raw material and finished goods.
The price increases of the process chemicals will become effective on January 1st, 2018 or as contracts and other conditions allow.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 8, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in pulp & paper and other water intensive industries, announces price increases of 10-25% across its main sizing product lines and FennoSize-products.
The price adjustments of the AKD-wax and -emulsions result from a challenging raw material situation and increased costs within the AKD-wax supply chain. The price increases of the ASA-sizes are driven mainly by increased raw material costs and tight olefin supply globally. Olefins are the main raw material of the ASA-products.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 5, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira announces a price increase for its paper wet strength products in EMEA. The adjustment will be effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.
The price increase of the wet strength chemicals will be up to 15%, depending on the specific formulations and can differ in selected geographies. This adjustment is necessary due to significant increase in key raw material costs.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 17, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira has been awarded the Gold Recognition Level for the company’s sustainability management for the third consecutive year by EcoVadis, a collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains.
With a score of 75/100 points, Kemira is in top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in all categories.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 15, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases across its coagulant and polymer product lines in the EMEA region.
The price increases, which become effective on January 1st, 2018 or as contracts allow, are necessary due to overall significant and continued increases in costs of both freight and many key raw materials, where the supply-demand situation is challenging.
HELSINKI, Nov. 7, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira celebrated today the opening of its new sodium chlorate production line in Joutseno, Finland.
The first production line for sodium chlorate started in Joutseno around 40 years ago and the latest expansion announced in March 2016 was finalized slightly ahead of the planned schedule. Kemira is globally the biggest supplier of pulp and paper chemicals, and the global leader in the chemical water treatment in Europe and USA.Read more
HELSINKI, Sept. 29, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira has signed an agreement to form a joint venture - Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou ("NewCo") - with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology ("Tiancheng"). NewCo will strengthen Kemira's position as the global leader in Pulp & Paper industry and supports the growth of water treatment.Read more