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Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, announces price increases in the Process & Functional chemistry portfolio globally. The increase will be up to 30%, and effective for deliveries from October 1st 2021 onwards or as contracts allow.

Logo slogan belowThe Process & Functional portfolio includes all specialty chemical products utilized in pulp, paper and board production. Applications include pulping, wet-end chemistry, surface chemistry and water treatment.

The industry is experiencing a sharp increase in the costs for raw materials, transportation, packaging and labor, as well as tightening regulatory demands. Raw material and logistics availability continue to be constrained.

Kemira remains committed to adding value to its customers’ operations by providing the highest quality products and services in these challenging global conditions. The company focuses on optimized operational efficiency to ensure smooth deliveries in all circumstances.

Kemira also continues to invest in digital technologies, the development of new products and functionalities and proceeding with further capital investments in its factories and plants, building future growth for the paper and board industry together with its customers.

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.
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The two companies join forces to commercialize applications of new tailored biomaterials and biobased chemicals, based on DuPont’s breakthrough biotechnology platform. Kemira’s role in the collaboration will be to co-develop and commercialize a range of new biobased and biodegradable products across Kemira’s key product lines.

Global biotechnology giant DuPont and Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries announced today an exclusive partnership for the development and commercialization of DuPont’s enzymatic biomaterial platform technology. This collaboration will allow both partners to commercialize a range of new, biobased and biodegradable products in their respective core markets in the upcoming years.

Under the terms of the partnership Kemira will gain access to DuPont’s new and unique biomaterial technology, known as the engineered polysaccharide platform. It enables production of a variety of biomaterials that can be used to enhance sustainability, biobased content and biodegradability across different product lines and applications. The platform utilizes sustainable plant-based sugars as raw materials and proprietary enzymes catalyst for the reaction. The technology readiness of the production platform is at advanced pilot scale and the technology can be scaled up to global level.

2020 12 17 132306Kemira’s role in the partnership will be to provide the application development expertise and market access required to leverage the full potential of the technology in Kemira’s core markets such as paper and board industry, water treatment as well as oil & gas industries. Kemira will be the exclusive provider of the new biomaterials to its core markets, while DuPont will continue to develop and commercialize the platform for other applications in DuPont’s own target markets.

"Our partnership with DuPont is a major milestone on our strategic journey to deliver high quality, sustainable and biobased products to our core markets. The versatility and scalability of this exciting new platform will allow us to leverage the technology across our key product lines. These new biomaterials can be used in multiple applications including municipal and industrial water treatment as well as in packaging and board applications to improve e.g. strength and barrier properties. Sustainability is one of the main drivers of Kemira’s long-term growth and our target is to reach biobased revenue of over 500 million euros by 2030.” says Antti Matula, SVP, Global Product Lines & Business Development for Kemira Pulp & Paper.

“This new technology will transform industrial products, providing sustainable material options for a range of important end use markets,” said Christian Lenges, Venture Director for Biomaterials, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. “We are thrilled to be entering the development and commercialization phase with Kemira, and to provide access to a range of new biomaterials which are scalable on a global level, renewable and even higher-performing compared to traditional materials.”

Enzymatic polymerization process technology

The DuPont enzymatic polymerization process technology applies biotechnology tools to access sugar-based biopolymers (polysaccharides) at an industrial scale to enable broad material applications. The underlying new material innovation – for the first time – allows for the controlled enzymatic polymerization of sugar (sucrose) into glucose polymers (polysaccharides) under controlled, enzyme catalyzed polymerization conditions. This approach enables the specific and designed synthesis of nature-identical polysaccharides with high purity, controlled structural material properties and morphologies.

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in 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, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2019, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and over 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences applies expert science to advance market-driven, healthy and sustainable solutions for the food, beverage, dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries. We also use cutting-edge biotechnology across a range of markets to advance bio-based solutions to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations. We are innovative solvers who help our customers turn challenges into high-value business opportunities. For more information: www.dupontnutritionandbiosciences.com

DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, health and wellness, food, and worker safety. More information can be found at www.dupont.com. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at www.investors.dupont.com

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Kemira Oyj
Mikko Pohjala, Vice President, Investor Relations
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Antti Matula, Senior Vice President, Global Product Lines & Business Development
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Kemira has signed a long-term agreement with UPM-Kymmene Corporation extending and expanding its current bleaching chemicals supply contract in Uruguay, pending required environmental permitting. The new agreement will include capacity to support the existing pulp mill in Fray Bentos and the new, 2.1 million ton UPM pulp mill currently under construction in Paso de los Toros.

kemira logoThe total Kemira investment is expected to be approximately USD 30 million into the bleaching chemicals plants, part of the chemical island at the UPM Fray Bentos site, expanding capacity for both sodium chlorate and hydrogen peroxide production. The chemical island, which became operational in 2007, was the first of its kind at the time. It has consistently demonstrated excellent operational and environmental performance which will be maintained with the additional investment into new, state-of-the-art technology. 

Kim Poulsen, President, Pulp & Paper, “The extension of the contract and investment in this partnership in Uruguay demonstrates our long-term commitment in this very important market. A key element of our Kemira strategy is to grow in pulp and bleaching applications where we have deep rooted global expertise. We help our customers produce stronger, brighter and cleaner pulp”.

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Mikko PohjalaMikko PohjalaMikko Pohjala (M.Sc. Econ.) has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations of Kemira Oyj starting from December 10, 2019. Mikko Pohjala transfers to Kemira from Citycon, where he has been working as Director, IR and Communications for the last two years. Mikko has previous investor relations experience also from KONE Corporation.

Mikko Pohjala will report to Kemira Oyj's Chief Financial Officer, Petri Castrén.

“We look forward to having Mikko on board. He is in a great position to continue and lead Kemira’s highly-regarded investor related work", says Petri Castrén.

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Kemira Oyj
Petri Castrén, Chief Financial Officer

Tel.  +358 40 532 7639

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in 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, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.6 billion and 4,915 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com

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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.

Logo slogan below kemiraStrength technologies, including wet strength, are critical in manufacturing paper and board and the strength chemical market is growing. The market also demands for high performance differentiating technologies as well as compliance with stricter environmental regulations. Kemira has consistently been investing into the development of new strength technologies and into modern manufacturing sites, most recently in wet strength resin production at Äetsä, Finland (2015), in dry strength resin production at San Giorgio, Italy (2015) and last year at Estella (2017).

"This anniversary marks an important milestone for Kemira - says Mr. Tommi Kankkunen, VP of Manufacturing. Thanks to a multi-million investment and dedicated efforts from R&D, this state of the art facility with a large production capacity now produces a highly efficient wet strength resin."

Kemira's investments in manufacturing are complemented by investments in R&D, resulting in a successful outcome for the new wet strength offering. "We are proud to announce first deliveries of high solids wet strength resin in response to the current market demand. And in anticipation of the upcoming E.U. regulatory restrictions, lowering the limit of adsorbable organic halides (AOX) in the effluent, a new low AOX FennoStrength resin was developed with first deliveries taking place already in June," reports Dr. Vladimir Grigoriev, Sr. Manager, Applications & Marketing.

After recent developments, the Estella site now offers a complete portfolio of wet strength resins with dedicated lines also for the latest product generations geared towards the most stringent regulatory profiles. Moreover, high performance Yankee coating adhesives are also produced at the site. "A focus of the Estella site," adds Mr. Roberto Zulian, Director of Tissue Sales, "is also directed towards the demands of the tissue industry, which include the needs for creping adhesives. The new R&D developments in this area and established manufacturing at Estella have addressed the tissue industry wishes for a complete Yankee coating portfolio with the most up-to-date regulatory profile. We are well positioned now to deliver our customers the strength aids and Yankee coating technologies they desire."

"We are excited about the one-year anniversary, says Mr. Anibal Cermano, Site Manager. This investment demonstrates a strong commitment to our customers and partners. We appreciate the support given by the local authorities in the surrounding communities and the Navarra Government."

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2015 07 31 082650Kim Poulsen, (Master of Science, Economics) has been appointed President of Kemira's Paper segment and APAC region and member of the Management Board. He will start in the position on November 1, 2015. He joins Kemira from UPM, one of the world's leading fibre-based businesses. Poulsen has held various management positions at UPM and other leading companies in the forest and paper industry. He has a vast international experience, primarily from Asia and Europe.

"Kim has an extensive experience in the global paper industry. In his current position as the head of Asian operations at UPM, Kim has gained valuable insight into the fastest growing paper market in the world. This is important, as APAC is one of Kemira's key growth regions in the paper chemicals business. Kim's energetic and people focused approach will be a great asset, driving forward our global leadership position in the pulp and paper chemicals market", says Jari Rosendal, Kemira's President and CEO.

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Kemira Oyj

Jari Rosendal, President and CEO

+358 10 862 1801

Tero Huovinen, VP, Investor Relations
+358 10 862 1980

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. 
In 2014, Kemira's revenue was EUR 2.1 billion and we employed approximately 4,250 people. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com
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