HELSINKI, Jan. 10, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira will make a multi-million euro investment in the production line expansion of sizing agent (ASA) at its Nanjing site in China. Sizing agents are used for improving waterresistance in middle to high end paper and in packaging board. This investment in the most modern ASA production facility globally and the only major ASA production unit in APAC, will expand Kemira’s ASA production capacity substantially. The new capacity is expected to be available from December 2017 onwards.Read more
HELSINKI, Jan. 9, 2017 (Press Release) -Kemira announces price increase for its pulp & paper process chemical product line in APAC. The adjustment will be effective January 9, 2017 or as customer contracts allow.
The price increase of polymers, surface sizes, coating chemicals and dispersants will be approximately 5-10%, depending on the specific customer segment and applications, and can differ for specific product types in selected geographies. This adjustment is necessary due to overall increased production and raw material costs.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 28, 2016 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an automation system for Kemira's new sodium chlorate production line under construction in Joutseno, Finland. The automation system will control the production process and ensure its reliable operation.
The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. The system will be delivered in April 2017.Read more
HELSINKI, Dec. 1, 2016 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increase for its polymer product line across all European countries. The adjustment will be effective January 1, 2017 or as customer contracts allow.
The increase will be an average of 5%, depending on the specific customer segment and applications, and can differ for specific product types in selected geographies. This adjustment is necessary due to overall increased production and supply costs.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 24, 2016 (Press Release) -Kemira Oyj’s President and CEO Jari Rosendal has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Chemical Industry Federation of Finland for one year.
The decision was made in the federation's autumn gathering on November 24, 2016 and the chairmanship starts at the beginning of 2017.
Timo Lappalainen, CEO, Orion Oyj; Kimmo Kedonpää, CEO of Pipelife Finland Oy and the chairman of the Rubber Manufacturers' Association of Finland who will be appointed later on, were chosen as vice-chairmen.Read more
HELSINKI, Oct. 26, 2016 (Press Release) -Kemira has been recognized by the CDP for reaching the Leadership level and classified with A- score (range from A to D) for its actions on climate change.
Kemira achieved a performance band A-, which suggests that Kemira's actions represent best practice to advance environmental stewardship, thorough understanding of risks and opportunities related to climate change, as well as formulated and implemented strategies to mitigate or capitalize on these risks and opportunities.Read more
HELSINKI, Oct. 13, 2016 (Press Release) -Kemira will implement a price increase of up to 15 % for selected AKD (alkyl ketene dimer) wax based sizing products in APAC. The adjustment will be immediately implemented or as the existing AKD wax contracts allow. The price adjustment is a result of increased costs within the AKD-wax supply chain. AKD-wax is the main raw material for AKD-sizing products.Read more
HELSINKI, Sept. 27, 2016 (Press Release) -On September 27, Kemira is celebrating the inauguration of the San Giorgio site in Italy, which has been upgraded with state-of-the-art technology allowing for further business expansion in the south EMEA markets. The site produces polymers for different customer applications in pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment.
Festivities include opening remarks by the Finnish Ambassador to Italy Janne Taalas and President and CEO of Kemira, Jari Rosendal.Read more