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Kemira to increase prices for all product lines in Pulp & Paper, Americas effective March 15, 2022.

2020 12 17 132306Costs for all main raw materials, energy (direct and indirect), packaging materials and freight have massively increased during recent months and continue to rise.

Significant price increases in the range of 15% to 30% are necessary and will be effective March 15, 2022 or as contract terms allow. 

Kemira is closely monitoring further potential disruptions of the global supply chain due to the current geopolitical environment and actions are ongoing to secure supply to our customers.

Kemira remains a committed partner to the pulp and paper industry as demonstrated over the past 100 years.

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and energy industry. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 
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2014 08 20 073553 kemira logo 2014Kemira will implement a price increase of 10-30% for selected AKD (alkyl ketene dimer) wax based sizing products in APAC. The price adjustment will be effective immediately or as the existing AKD contracts allow. The decision is triggered by continuous cost increases of main raw materials, energy, logistics and HSE regulatory compliance requirements. AKD wax is the main raw material for AKD sizing products.

Kemira remains committed to mitigating the impact of these challenging market conditions while providing the highest quality products and services to its customers.

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Nichlas Kavander, SVP, Pulp & Paper, APAC
Tel. +86 185 2131 9966
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Zhao Hua, Director, Sales, AKD wax,  Pulp & Paper, APAC
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Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and energy industry. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 
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Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces price increases for all product lines for all industries in the EMEA region.

Kemira rgb negCosts for all main raw materials, energy and freight have massively increased during recent months and continue to rise. The surge in costs has been further intensified by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Significant price increases are necessary for all product lines for all industries in EMEA and will be effective immediately or as contract terms allow. They apply in addition to previous price increases made.

Price increases will vary by product line and geographic region. Details of the required price increases will be communicated to customers via Kemira sales organization.  

Kemira continues to be committed as your long-standing supplier of high-quality products and sustainable solutions for the water intensive industries globally.

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and energy industry. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 
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Tuesday, 01 March 2022 08:10

Kemira discontinues deliveries to Russia

kemira logo 2022Kemira has decided to discontinue deliveries to Russia and Belarus starting March 1, 2022 until further notice due to the ongoing situation in the region.

The decision to discontinue deliveries will primarily impact pulp and paper customers in Russia. In 2021, Russia represented around 3% of Kemira’s total revenue. 

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Terhi Kivinen, Chief Communications Officer
Tel. +358 40 848 4001

Mikko Pohjala, Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel. +358 40 838 0709

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and energy industry. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
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Kemira has been selected as the primary chemical supplier for Cascades’ new recycled board mill in North America. Cascades, a Canadian-based leading producer of sustainable packaging solutions, is converting their Bear Island mill in Virginia, US, to a containerboard machine that will produce lightweight 100% recycled linerboard and medium grades for the North American market.  

2020 12 17 132306Kemira will supply majority of the process and functional chemicals as well as chemistry application expertise needed for the end-to-end board manufacturing process at the Bear Island mill.

The Bear Island mill grade conversion is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, and once in full operation, the mill will have an annual production capacity of about 465,000 tons. 

“Converting a paper machine to produce a new grade and meet new quality parameters is a challenging task and requires complete re-design and re-optimization of chemistry applications. We are proud that Cascades has chosen Kemira to be their partner in this major machine start-up. With our total chemistry management and application expertise, we can help the mill achieve their product quality and productivity targets as soon as possible,” states Tuija Pohjolainen-Hiltunen, SVP, Commercial at Kemira Pulp & Paper Americas.  

After start-up, Kemira will continue to operate the chemical applications at the mill and in addition, implement digital services to support continuous improvement and maximize machine performance. 

“Our KemConnect digital services allow real-time visibility and predictive capabilities for deeper understanding of chemistry impact and process performance, which provides opportunities to increase operational efficiency, quality, and productivity,” concludes Tuija Pohjolainen-Hiltunen. 

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com 

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Kemira’s new quick inversion polymer technology helps address one of the key concerns of recycled paper and board producers: stickies originating from tapes, glues, and labels used in recovered and recycled packaging material. 

The increasing use of recycled fibers in paper and board production brings unique challenges for the manufacturers. A common problem are the contaminants that are present in secondary fiber furnishes and can significantly reduce production efficiency and product quality.  

The new quick inversion polymers provide superior hydrophobic particle fixation and have proven success in improving machine cleanliness and with it, machine runnability and efficiency in both recycled linerboard and tissue grades. 

2020 12 17 132306“Our customers need solutions that are cost-efficient, easy to apply, and compliant with modern regulations, e.g. suitable to be used in food contact. These products are the result of significant research into the right molecular weight and charge to find the optimal fixation performance to control the stickies,” says Michael Wallace, Senior Manager, Wet End Applications at Kemira. 

The quick inversion polymers are multipurpose products. In addition to being an excellent fixative for stickies control, they work well as retention and drainage boosters, improving dewatering performance e.g. in high-grammage paperboard grades, and also help improve the efficiency of other functional chemicals, such as sizing, in the papermaking process. 

“Improved machine cleanliness enables an increase in machine speed even on lightweight grades, helps significantly reduce product defects, and extends e.g. forming fabric and dryer felt lifetime. Improved retention and drainage performance at the wet end of the machine further improves production efficiency and productivity for our customers.” 

Kemira’s quick inversion polymers are part of the KemForm™ Retention and Drainage concept, and the products are available under the FennoPol™ tradename globally. As user-friendly pump-and-go products, they do not require complicated or costly polymer make-down equipment at the mill site. This increases the cost-effectiveness of the chemical solution. 

“Efficient use of recycled raw materials requires particular chemistry expertise. By combining the high-performing polymer products with our advanced chemical injection technologies and digital solutions for monitoring hydrophobic particles and process performance in real-time, we enable optimized processes for our customers in the challenging recycled grades production,” Michael concludes.

For more information, please contact: 

Michael Wallace
Senior Manager, Wet End Applications 
Pulp & Paper Americas 
Kemira Chemicals, Inc. 
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Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
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Thursday, 30 September 2021 08:44

Kemira opens its new R&D center in Shanghai

Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries, opens its new APAC R&D center in Pujiang Town, Shanghai, China, to meet rapidly growing market demand and accelerate efforts to develop renewable, biodegradable and recycleable products in the Asian region.  

With the state-of-the-art research and development capabilities, the 2,400 square meter R&D center will offer bleaching, sizing, polymers, coagulants and biomaterial expertise as well as application solutions to China and Asia Pacific markets. It serves Kemira’s strong paper and board customer base and supports Kemira’s water treatment growth initiatives in the region. It has been built and equipped under the highest environmental standards with facilities that remain close to customers and support employee well-being in line with Kemira’s commitment to sustainability and long term strategy.

2020 12 17 132306“Kemira’s business in Asia-Pacific has grown significantly since our first R&D center was established in China in 2008,’’ says Michelle Xiao, Director of Technology, Research & Development for APAC.“ With the increasing market need for sustainable materials in China, we have expanded our polymer and biomaterial research capabilities to better serve our customers, and help them stay competitive in the fast-paced, cost-conscious and environmentally focused markets.’’

“Our continued investment in equipment and  facilities such as our new R&D center in APAC region shows our strong commitment and strategic focus for these markets,” says Matthew Pixton, Chief Technology Officer of Kemira. “This new R&D center will help us develop innovative products and focus on meeting the needs of both our local customers by providing a short turnaround time and our global customers working on longer-term projects. ”

The new center also works closely with Kemira’s Nanjing and Yanzhou sites in China and its Ulsan site in Korea to develop consistent production processes, source new raw materials and end products. It is an intergral part of Kemira’s global R&D network, in collaboration with other Kemira research centers based in Espoo (Finland), and in Atlanta (USA) to deliver innovation into global markets.

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries, announces a significant investment in the production of alkenyl succinic anhydride sizing agent (ASA) in China. ASA is one of the most effective and cost-efficient sizing agents for improving water-resistance in paper and packaging board.

kemira logo 2022This investment into an additional, third production line at the company’s state-of-the-art Nanjing site in the Jiangsu province, will expand Kemira’s ASA production capacity substantially. Earlier this year, Kemira announced the start-up of a new dry polymer production plant in Ulsan, South Korea. These investments are part of Kemira’s growth strategy implementation.

“Kemira is the leading producer and supplier of ASA in the Asia Pacific region. We are committed to the industry and want to ensure security of supply and high quality products in the long term, supporting our customers’ expansion plans. The capacity ramp-up will take place during 2022-2023,” states Alexander Wahl, Director of the global sizing product line at Kemira.

“This expansion decision comes at a time when customers are concerned about the current tight supply situation coupled with rapidly growing demand. It shows our commitment to the region as well as to building future growth for the paper and board industry together with our customers. Even in the current challenging market situation, we take pride in making every possible effort to continue to supply our customers without significant delays or availability issues,” says Nichlas Kavander, Senior Vice President of the Kemira Pulp & Paper commercial organization in APAC.  

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces 10-15% price increases across pulp bleaching chemicals hydrogen peroxide and sodium chlorate in the EMEA region. The adjustments will be effective immediately or as contracts allow.

kemira logo 2022The price adjustments are necessary due to continuous cost increases in the business environment, including factors such as energy, logistics, safety measures and security of supply.

Kemira remains committed to mitigating the impact of increasing costs while ensuring the supply of high-quality products to its customers. 

For more information, please contact:

Harri Eronen
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper EMEA
Kemira
harri.eronen (a) kemira.com

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

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2020 12 17 132306Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, announces price increases for AKD technologies in the Asia Pacific region.

The adjustment will be effective immediately or as contracts allow and as follows:

  • FennoWax AKD wax 5-15%
  • FennoSize AKD emulsion 5-15%

The decision is triggered by continuous, significant cost increase for all key raw materials, energy and logistics, as well as new export regulatory compliance requirements.

For more information, please contact:

Nichlas Kavander
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper APAC
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Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. 
 www.kemira.com 

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