Kemira has successfully started up production in its new strength resin plant located in Estella, Spain. The high-efficiency and premium quality strength resins produced at the plant are used in tissue, laminate, specialty and packaging as well as food and liquid packaging boards.
Production of these tissue, paper and board grades is growing in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East region, and the new plant is well suited to serve Kemira’s highly valued customers in these markets.
“Estella plant utilizes the most advanced production technologies, ensuring the highest purity and efficiency wet strength resins on the market”, says Eric Padovani, Senior Manager, Marketing, Pulp & Paper, EMEA. “This is vital for meeting the present and upcoming standards required by the tissue, paper and board industry in even the most stringent countries such as Germany.
Kemira is a global leader in the production and supply of chemicals for the pulp and paper industry. The strength resin production investment responds to the growing demand of tissue, packaging boards and specialty papers, and strengthens Kemira’s capabilities for future growth.
Kemira continues to invest in growing markets and value-adding product lines, and is committed to serve the pulp and paper industry.
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.4 billion and around 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.