Friday, 15 January 2016 09:31

Kemira continues to invest in the growing market for bleaching chemicals after successful ramp-up of the new capacity in Oulu, Finland

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kem zelIn 2014, Kemira announced a substantial capital investment in its Oulu plant to capture the growth potential in the tight bleaching chemical market. The new hydrogen peroxide production process was successfully started during the third quarter in 2015 and the new volume has been sold out.

Positive development in the fiber markets and the ongoing pulp mill capacity investments drive Kemira's investments in bleaching chemical capacity. Kemira has started a pre engineering study for additional capacity in the Nordics in order to invest in new production lines in Finland and debottleneck the existing units.

Kemira has several bleaching chemical production units in Europe; Äetsä, Joutseno and Oulu in Finland, Helsingborg in Sweden and Europoort in Netherlands.

For more information, please contact
Antti Matula, Director, Marketing and Product Management
Pulp & Paper segment

Tel. +49 171 196 1641

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 annual revenue was EUR 2.1 billion and we employed approximately 4,250 people. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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