HELSINKI, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global leader in the manufacture of high quality wet strength resins, supplied under the FennoStrength name, celebrates the one-year anniversary of the best-in-class manufacturing site located in Villatuerta and known as the Estella site. The celebrations took place on May 17th, 2018 with customers and government officials joining the event.Read more
HELSINKI, May 8, 2018 (Press Release) -Effective June 1, 2018, to offset rapid and unprecedented increases in freight costs, Kemira will implement a $0.02/pound price adjustment for all Process & Functional Chemicals sold on a delivered basis to pulp and paper customers in North America. The increase will apply to all customers whose price has not been previously adjusted for freight during 2018 and is independent of any future price adjustments based on raw material and manufacturing cost changes.Read more
HELSINKI, April 6, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -Kemira will make a multi-million euro investment to expand production at its Joutseno chlor-alkali site in Finland. The production capacity will be expanded to ensure Kemira's ability to address the growing need for sodium hydroxide in Finland.
"We invest in the chlor-alkali site production capacity to ensure our ability to effectively serve our customers. The investment continues the previously announced investments in Joutseno site", says Tommi Kankkunen, VP, Manufacturing, Pulp & Paper segment.Read more
HELSINKI, April 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases for all colorant products globally.
The price increase of 15-25% for all colorants will become effective for shipments made on or after April 15, 2018 or as contracts allow. While Kemira continues to take actions to mitigate the impact of increasing costs, it is necessary to adjust our pricing in order to compensate for the rapid and recurring increases in key raw materials and transportation costs.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 19, 2018 (Globe Newswire) -Kemira Oyj and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) have signed on February 19, 2018, a EUR 90 million loan agreement for Kemira's completed expansion of chlorate production in Joutseno, Finland as well as investments in research and development during 2016-2019.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 14, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases for all polymer products in the EMEA region.
The price increase of +8-10% for all applications, which will become effective on 1st March 2018 or as contracts allow, is necessary due to a continuing increase in key raw materials and freight cost across Europe.Read more
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