HELSINKI, March 14, 2013 (Press Release) -Kemira has developed a new, completely biodegradable biocide concept FennoClean PFA. The novel program is based on a new active performic acid (PFA) which is the fastest and strongest halogen-free oxidizing biocide on the market today. The biocide program is highly effective and corrosion safe, and it leaves no biocidal residuals in the final product, making the product safe for the employees and the environment.Read more
Price increase will range from 5% to 10% and will be effective for all deliveries from April 1st 2013 onwards or as the specific contract terms allow.
Although Kemira continues to take actions to minimize the impact of escalating raw material costs, it is necessary to adjust pricing in order to compensate the higher costs.Read more
Kemira's co-determination negotiations in Finland have been concluded. The negotiations concerned Kemira's sites in Helsinki, Espoo, Oulu, Sastamala, Kuusankoski, Joutseno, Vaasa and Harjavalta.Read more
Kemira announced on July 26, 2012 that it will start a global restructuring program "Fit for Growth" to improve the company's profitability, internal efficiency and to accelerate growth in the emerging markets. Kemira also announced that the implementation of the measures related to the program may ultimately lead to the reduction of up to 600 positions globally, from which approximately 250 could be reductions in Finland.Read more
Kemira is introducing KemFliteTM, a new concept to reduce paper and board machine problems that are caused by deposits due to the agglomeration of hydrophobic particles. These particles typically originate from wood pitch, stickies or binders in coated broke and have previously been difficult to detect and control. Under certain conditions the particles agglomerate to a larger size and eventually deposit on paper machine wet-end surfaces, wires, felts and dryer cans.Read more