Company Profiles : Kemira Oyj

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    Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We focus on paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment to best improve our customer’s water, energy and raw material efficiency.

    We have unique expertise in applying chemicals and supporting pulp & paper producers to innovate and constantly improve their operational efficiency. Close cooperation with our customers is the foundation for our solid industry knowledge. With expertise ranging from fibre processing, water treatment, paper, board and tissue production to coating, finishing and printing, we are in a unique position to help.

    Kemira Oyj (Headoffice)
    Porkkalankatu 3
    P.O. Box 330
    FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland

    Tel. +358 10 8611

    Fax +358 10 862 1119

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    Kemira announces price increase for AKD wax in APAC
    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.
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    Kemira shortlisted in the EU Sustainable Energy Awards
    Kemira's site in Helsingborg operates under the name of Industry Park of Sweden (IPOS). The business idea of IPOS is industrial symbiosis, which means that all businesses based in the industry park cooperate in order to achieve resource efficiency, reduce costs and to minimize their environmental impact. The site currently hosts around 20 different companies within chemical and food industry, logistics and service. All companies within the park collaborate around energy, material, utilities, logistics, infrastructure and services.
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    Kemira Capital Markets Day 2015: Financial targets for 2017 unchanged, updated strategic objectives for segments
    Kemira held its 2015 Capital Markets Day (CMD) in its R&D center in Espoo, Finland. The company presents its current strategy and related financial targets.
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    Kemira acquires Soto Industries, LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    Soto specializes in the application of scale control products, defoamers, and settling agents for the pulp and paper industry. Kemira is a leading chemicals supplier serving the global pulp and paper industry.
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    Kemira appoints Tomas Biström as Director, Corporate Responsibility
    Tomas Biström (Master of Science, Economics) has been appointed Director, Corporate Responsibility at Kemira starting 1 September, 2015. He has previously been responsible for Kemira's Compensation and Benefit globally
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    Kemira Oyj's Interim Report January-June 2015: Revenue growth with improved profitability
    We had a strong second quarter with 15% revenue growth and improved operative EBITDA margin of 12.6%. Favorable currency exchange rates continued to contribute to the revenue growth. The acquired AkzoNobel's paper chemicals business has been consolidated since May 2015.
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    New production line for strength resins and solutions polymers
    Kemira has successfully started a new strength resins and solution polymers production line in its paper chemical site in Äetsä, Finland. The new production line was started in April 2015 and the ramp-up of the new production capacity has been successful resulting in high product quality and performance.
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    Kemira announces price increase for AKD-sizing agents in EMEA
    The adjustment will be immediately implemented or as the existing AKD-sizing 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.
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    Kemira Oyj completes the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business
    The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million and it will become cash-effective in the second quarter of 2015. The acquired business is expected to increase revenue by more than EUR 200 million on an annualized basis as of the completion date.
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    Kemira Oyj's Interim Report January-March 2015: Performance continued to improve
    This is a summary of the January - March 2015 Interim report. The complete January - March 2015 Interim report with tables is attached to this release and available at
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    Kemira awarded a start-up contract in Stora Enso Varkaus Woops project
    Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract in the Woops project of Stora Enso Varkaus mill in Finland. During the project the current fine paper machine will be converted into kraft liner production.
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    Kemira Oyj: Change in the management of Paper segment
    Petri Helsky, President of Paper segment and Asia Pacific region will leave Kemira to take up the position of CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation.
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    Kemira Oyj establishes a new share-based incentive plan for management and key employees
    The Board of Directors of Kemira Oyj has decided to establish a new long-term share-based incentive plan directed to a group of key employees in Kemira. The aim of the new plan is to combine the objectives of the shareholders and the persons participating in the plan in order to increase the value of Kemira, to commit the participants to Kemira, and to offer them a competitive reward plan based on earning Kemira's shares.
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    Changes in Kemira Oyj's management
    President of Kemira's Paper segment Petri Helsky, M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc. (Econ.), will assume a second role as the President of the Asia Pacific Region as of January 1, 2015. Petri Helsky continues to be a member of the Kemira Management Board and reports to President and CEO Jari Rosendal in these roles. He is based in Hong Kong.
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    Kemira inaugurated its state-of-the-art chemical production plant in Nanjing, China
    Kemira celebrated the completion of the company’s new Nanjing production base. Over 200 distinguished guests were invited to witness this historical moment.
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    Kemira invests in its hydrogen peroxide plant in Oulu
    Due to the growing demand for pulp chemicals in Finland, Kemira has decided to make a multi-million euro investment in its hydrogen peroxide plant in Oulu. The improved efficiency and operational capabilities will enable Kemira to serve pulp and paper producers even better in the future.
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    Pöyry awarded EPCM services assignments by Kemira for sodium chlorate plant in Brazil
    The EPCM assignments relate to the new sodium chlorate plant that Kemira is building to serve the Brazilian markets, and in particular the plant will serve Klabin SA's new 1.5 million ton pulp mill.
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    Kemira Oyj reinforces its global leadership position in pulp and paper chemicals by acquiring AkzoNobel's paper chemical business.
    Kemira has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business. The parties will also enter into a distribution agreement for AkzoNobel's colloidal silica business for retention and drainage applications for the paper industry.
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    Kemira invests in production and expertise to support growth of the European tissue industry
    The European market provides huge growth potential for the tissue industry as about a dozen new tissue machines will be started or built in the EMEA region in the next two years.
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    Kemira strives to support growth of the paper industry in the stagnant market of Europe
    As transformation drives the market in Europe, Kemira continues to commit to the paper industry. The company strives to support growth in the stagnant market of Europe, by focusing especially on packaging & board and tissue.
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    Kemira and Stora Enso launch a unique water stewardship project in Guangxi, China
    Kemira and Stora Enso have today announced the launch of a joint project to promote responsible water management and community engagement in Guangxi Province in Southern China.
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  • Fiber savings, stiffness improvement and binder replacement are recent examples of areas where we have helped to reduce total cost of operations or improve product performance. At Kemira, we understand the unique requirements each production line or grade development project has. Our R&D, sales and application groups are recognized industry experts and will be proud to work with you on any challenge you have.

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