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Kemira announces a multi-million euro investment in water treatment chemicals production in the UK

Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries, announces a significant capacity extension of its ferric sulfate water treatment chemicals production line in Goole, UK. The additional 70 000 tons capacity investment helps meet the growing demand for coagulants due to the new and stricter Asset Management Plan 7 and 8 regulation […]

Metsä Group and Quant Finland agree on a common goal to reduce fossil oil consumption

Metsä Group and industrial maintenance service provider Quant Finland have agreed to halve the consumption of fossil hydraulic oil together in Metsä Group’s plywood and Kerto LVL mills by 2027 compared to 2022. Quant is Metsä Group’s maintenance service partner at its Kerto LVL and plywood mills located in Lohja, Punkaharju, Suolahti, Äänekoski and Pärnu. […]

Kemira’s President & CEO Jari Rosendal has died

Kemira’s long-serving President & CEO Jari Rosendal has died after a short illness on July 31, 2023. Jari Rosendal was 58 years old and served as Kemira’s President & CEO since 2014. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of Neste Oyj, Finnish Chemical Association and European Chemical Industry Council Cefic. Before joining […]

Kemira appoints new Interim President & CEO

As announced earlier, Kemira’s Board of Directors and President & CEO Jari Rosendal have agreed that Jari Rosendal will leave his position as the President & CEO latest during 2024. Kemira’s Board has decided to initiate the search for his successor. Kemira announced on July 11, 2023 that Jari Rosendal is on sick leave for […]

Kemira achieves EcoVadis Platinum level for the third consecutive year

Kemira has once again achieved the Platinum level rating for its sustainability performance by EcoVadis, the global sustainability rating platform, for the third consecutive year. Kemira remains among the top 1% of companies rated worldwide, with a score increase of 2 points to 80/100 (compared to 78/100 in 2022) due to its progress in sustainable […]

Kemira announces closing of the divestment of most of its colorants business to ChromaScape

Kemira announces the closing of the divestment of most of its colorants business to ChromaScape on May 4, 2023. Kemira signed a definitive agreement to sell its colorants dye business to US-based ChromaScape, LLC in September 2022. The revenue of the business in 2022 was approximately 50 MEUR and 59 employees will be transferred to […]

Kemira and Metsä Group to accelerate sustainability cooperation on new product or raw material

Kemira and Metsä Group have agreed to jointly develop a new sustainable product or raw material related to the forest industry by 2027. As major industrial players, the two companies are well-positioned to reduce the environmental impacts of the forest industry value chain. Sustainability is an integral part of Kemira’s and Metsä Group’s strategies. Kemira’s […]

Kemira acquires Finnish start-up SimAnalytics

Kemira acquires the advanced process optimization start-up SimAnalytics. Kemira announced in August 2021 its investment in SimAnalytics and has now acquired the rest of the business. With the acquisition, Kemira strengthens its capability to support its customers’ business with data-driven predictive services and machine learning solutions. “Services are an integral part of our growth strategy, […]

Kemira joins the Renewable Carbon Initiative

Kemira has joined the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) to partner with leading companies and accelerate the industry shift from fossil carbon to renewable carbon and raw materials. Becoming a member of the RCI demonstrates Kemira’s commitment to advancing innovative sustainability practices with a focus on promoting circularity and a bio-based economy. RCI champions the transition […]

Kemira announces energy surcharge for all product lines in North America

Kemira is implementing a 4% energy surcharge for all Pulp and Paper process and functional chemistries across North America for all non-contract customers, effective October 1, 2022. The surcharge announced in April for inorganic coagulants sold through our Industry & Water segment remains in effect. As direct and indirect energy costs continue to rise, Kemira […]