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Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in pulp & paper and other water intensive industries, announces price increases of 10-25% across its main sizing product lines and FennoSize-products.

Logo slogan belowThe price adjustments of the AKD-wax and -emulsions result from a challenging raw material situation and increased costs within the AKD-wax supply chain. The price increases of the ASA-sizes are driven mainly by increased raw material costs and tight olefin supply globally. Olefins are the main raw material of the ASA-products.

The price increases of the sizing agents will become effective on January 1st, 2018 or as contracts and other conditions allow and will be implemented globally.

For more information:

Antti Matula
Vice President, Global Product Lines & Business Development
Tel. +358 50 570 3576

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, mining and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com

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Kemira announces a price increase for its paper wet strength products in EMEA. The adjustment will be effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

Logo slogan belowThe price increase of the wet strength chemicals will be up to 15%, depending on the specific formulations and can differ in selected geographies. This adjustment is necessary due to significant increase in key raw material costs.

More information:

Harri Eronen

SVP, Commercial, Pulp & Paper, EMEA

Tel. +49 171 802 8790

harri.eronen@kemira.com

Janne Silonsaari

Director, Product Line Management, Pulp & Paper, EMEA

Tel. +358 50 409 9264

janne.silonsaari@kemira.com

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, mining and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com

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Logo slogan belowKemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases across its coagulant and polymer product lines in the EMEA region.

The price increases, which become effective on January 1st, 2018 or as contracts allow, are necessary due to overall significant and continued increases in costs of both freight and many key raw materials, where the supply-demand situation is challenging.

Coagulants:

Polymers:

11-13% for aluminum based coagulants

11-13% for iron sulphate based coagulants

5-7% for iron chloride based coagulants

8% for dry products

9% for emulsions and other liquid polymers

Increases can be higher for specific product types in locations that are most acutely impacted by increased costs.

For more information:

Wido Waelput

Senior Vice President, Commercial, Industry & Water EMEA

tel. +49 17 2884 3496

wido.waelput (a) kemira.com

Harri Eronen

Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper EMEA

tel. +49 17 1802 8790

harri.eronen (a) kemira.com

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 around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

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Valmet has taken a new, important step in building a leading Industrial Internet ecosystem by signing a partnership agreement with Kemira. The purpose of the agreement is to bring added value to pulp and paper customers by combining the know-how of the two companies in utilizing process data to improve the customers' processes.

valmet logoIn June this year, Valmet announced a similar Industrial Internet ecosystem agreement with Tieto. The target of the ecosystem being built is to bring leading industry players together to provide a comprehensive Industrial Internet offering to pulp, paper and energy customers and to continuously create new value adding applications.

"Through this cooperation and the companies' complementary know-how, customers' production process data can be integrated and optimized for the customers' benefit. This provides superior performance for the customers instead of each actor operating independently," says Jari Almi, Director, Industrial Internet, Valmet.

"Kemira and Valmet are leading suppliers to the industry globally and both companies are also actively developing digital solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the speed, quality, reliability, predictability and performance of our customers' business. With these synergies, it makes great sense to join forces to create value and reshape business collaboration models," says Antti Matula, Vice President of Product Lines and Business Development at Kemira.

Valmet has renewed its Industrial Internet offering which is built on the company's long experience as the process technology, services and automation provider to the pulp, paper and energy industries. Building a strong Industrial Internet ecosystem of key actors serving these industries is an important part of Valmet's aim to bring the leading Industrial Internet services to its customers globally.

Link to valmet.com: Valmet Industrial Internet

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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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 around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

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Kemira and Valmet partner for the development of industrial internet solutions for pulp and paper industry

Two global leaders, chemicals company Kemira and process technology, automation and services company Valmet, have signed a partnership agreement for the development of digitalized data-based applications and services for their customers in the pulp and paper industry.

“Kemira and Valmet are leading suppliers to the industry globally and both companies are also actively developing digital solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the speed, quality, reliability, predictability and performance of our customers’ business. With these synergies, it makes great sense to join forces to create value and reshape business collaboration models,” says Antti Matula, Vice President of Product Lines and Business Development at Kemira.

"Through this cooperation and the companies' complementary know-how, customers’ production process data can be integrated and optimized for the customers' benefit. This provides superior performance for the customers instead of each actor operating independently," says Jari Almi, Director of Industrial Internet at Valmet.

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 around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
www.valmet.com

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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.

Logo slogan belowProduction 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.
www.kemira.com

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Kemira announces a price increase for its paper sizing products in EMEA. The adjustment will be effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

Logo slogan below kemiraThe price increase of the ASA sizing chemicals will be approximately 5-10%, depending on the specific formulations and can differ in selected geographies. This adjustment is necessary due to increased raw material costs and currency variations.

Also as announced on January 25th 2017, Kemira will increase AKD sizing chemical prices by approximately 5-10%. This adjustment is necessary due to significantly increased raw material costs and currency variations.

For more information:

Harri Eronen
VP, Sales &Technical Service, Pulp & Paper, EMEA
Tel. +49 1718 02 8790
harri.eronen@kemira.com

Janne Silonsaari
Director, Marketing & Product Management, Pulp & Paper, EMEA,
Tel. +358 50 4099264
janne.silonsaari@kemira.com

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, mining and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

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Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract at Pro-Gest Mantova in Italy, the only green field containerboard machine in Europe in recent years. Kemira will supply the start-up with all water treatment and wet end chemistries in line with its Total Chemistry Management (TCM) concept. The contract is signed for three years. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017, and the production capacity will be 550,000 tons of high-quality lightweight recycled board.

Logo slogan below kemira"Kemira is proud to have the opportunity to participate in the new Pro-Gest Mantova board machine start-up", says Kimmo Strengell, Marketing Manager, Strength Products, Export Manager, Kemira Pulp & Paper EMEA. "Our TCM model makes chemistry management carefree in all different phases of the mill lifecycle – from start-ups and conversions to day-to-day operations. With our expertise, service capability and broad portfolio of board making chemistries, we are able to support Pro-Gest in reaching the desired quality and productivity targets of the new board grade.”

“We are convinced that Kemira is the most capable partner for Pro-Gest to handle the chemistry on the board machine during the start-up period”, says Francesco Zago, General Manager and shareholder of Pro-Gest. “The whole team is very excited about the close cooperation in this high capacity and high quality board machine start-up.”

Pro-Gest is Italy’s leading vertically integrated producer of packaging in corrugated board, active in all fields, from the collection of raw materials to packaging production. It operates in 8 Italian regions with 22 production sites, employing over 1,100 people. In 2016 Pro-Gest generated a consolidated annual turnover of EUR 435 million.

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, mining and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.  www.kemira.com

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kemira logoKemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increase for its polymer product line across all European countries.

The price increase is necessary due to overall significant cost increase and global tight supply of many key raw materials across our entire polymer product line:

  • Increases in price of major raw materials for polymer manufacturing
  • Several building block chemicals on shortage due to force majeure of chemical plants, low stock situations, and unplanned maintenance / outages
  • Increased cost of sea freight due to supply reduction and reduction of available shipping routes
  • Fluctuating currencies and exchange rates, as well as changes in trade conditions

The adjustment will be effective immediately or as customer contracts allow. The increase will be an average of 4-8 %.

For more information:

Olli Turunen
Vice President, Investor Relations Kemira Oyj
Tel. +358 10 862 1255
Olli.Turunen (a) kemira.com

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, mining and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
www.kemira.com

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:15

Kemira - Tissue World Milan 2017

tissue world milan kemira

Strong, soft and sustainable tissue

Kemira will participate in Tissue World Milan 2017, the world's largest trade show for the tissue industry, with a booth and a technical conference paper. The paper is titled "Wet strength resins to provide economic and environmental benefits", and it will focus on presenting high efficiency wet strength resins that generate target wet tensile at a 5-25% lower dosage compared to the market resins. The WSR efficiency can be further improved by using novel synthetic functional promoters. The paper and industrial case studies are presented by Vladimir Grigoriev, Sr. Manager, Business & Application Development.

In case you want to create strong, soft and sustainable tissue, please stop by to discuss with Kemira experts at our booth no. E500! Welcome, see you in Milan!

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Kemira announces a price increase for its Pulp & Paper FennoSize AKD product line in EMEA. The adjustment will be effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

Logo slogan belowThe price increase of the AKD sizing chemicals will be approximately 5-10%, depending on the specific formulations and can differ in selected geographies. This adjustment is necessary due to significant raw material costs increases.

More information:

Harri Eronen

VP, Sales &Technical Service, Pulp & Paper, EMEA

Tel. +491718028790

harri.eronen@kemira.com

Janne Silonsaari

Director, Marketing & Product Management, Pulp & Paper, EMEA,

Tel. +358504099264

janne.silonsaari@kemira.com

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, mining and water treatment. In 2015, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.4 billion and around 4,700 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

www.kemira.com

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