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Kemira increases prices of key sizing chemicals for paper and board industry globally

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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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