USA: Emulsion Polymers, Bio Acrylamide Monomer Kemira Completes Installation of New Production Units
Kemira has invested 83 million dollars for installing emulsion polymers and bio acrylamide monomer production units at its manufacturing site in Alabama, USA. The installation of the units has been completed and production has also commenced.
Helsinki/Finland – Kemira has completed the installation of new state-of-the art production units for emulsion polymers and bio acrylamide monomer at its manufacturing site in Mobile, Alabama, USA. Production has started and the facility is expected to be fully operational during summer 2021. The value of the investment is around 83 million dollars and it will support Kemira’s strategic focus to grow faster than the market.
“The capacity expansion in Mobile will strengthen Kemira’s position in the energy market in the Americas and supports our growth in the region going forward. The market demand is recovering after the 2020 slowdown and we’re in a good position and excited to meet the growing demand of our customers for high quality emulsion polymers,” says Pedro Materan, SVP, Global Oil & Gas.
The capacity expansion in Mobile will strengthen Kemira’s position in the energy market in the Americas
The emulsion polymer products are primarily used in water intensive applications, including friction reducers for the oil and gas industry, where Kemira is a leading supplier. The investment in new capacity allows Kemira to address the steadily growing need for polyacrylamide polymers. Backward integration into bio acrylamide production also improves the sustainability position, product quality and competitiveness for Kemira’s customers.