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USA: Pulp Production Kemira Expands Bleaching Chemical Capacity in the US

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Kemira is investing $ 20 million at its Eastover, South Carolina site to increase available sodium chlorate capacity.

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Kemira expands its bleaching chemical production capacity in US to meet long-term global pulp demand.
Kemira expands its bleaching chemical production capacity in US to meet long-term global pulp demand.
(Source: Kemira)

Helsinki/Finland — Due to the increasing demand in sodium chlorate, Kemira is expanding its production capacities for this product. Sodium chlorate is the main component used in the production of chlorine dioxide (ClO2), which is produced on-site at pulp mills and is the primary bleaching agent for Kraft pulp in the pulp and paper industry.

Construction on the capacity expansion in Eastover began earlier this year and the new production unit is expected to be operational in early 2020. The construction has contributed to local employment with about 50 sub-contractors working on the Eastover project.

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