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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.

For more information, please contact

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.

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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.

For more information, please contact

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.
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