Chemicals company Kemira and process technology, automation and services company Valmet, have signed a partnership agreement in Europe for collaboration in the water and sludge treatment customer applications. The agreement aims at combining chemistry and smart process optimization expertise in the municipal and industrial water treatment space with analyzer and measurement technology know-how as well as on-site service network.
Kemira has formed a joint venture called Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou (New Co) with TC Wanfeng. The JV is to strengthen the company's position as a global supplier for the pulp & paper industry. The newly formed company will mainly produce AKD wax (Alkyl Ketene Dimers) and its key raw material fatty acid chloride (FACL).
Kemira has started up production in its new strength resin plant located in Estella, Spain. The strength resins produced at the plant are used in tissue, laminate, specialty and packaging as well as food and liquid packaging boards.
Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, announced the opening of its new AKD emulsion and cationic rosin production lines at its production site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China.