Kemira’s research and development is a critical enabler for organic growth and further differentiation. Kemira's R&D project portfolio has been reviewed, and further resources allocated to those innovations with the most potential. This restructuring has also emphasized each research center’s role both in terms of local responsibility to support the regional business and also global responsibility in terms of the wider network, with key focus areas identified for each center.
Kemira’s main goal in terms of R&D is to ensure that its product portfolio allows significant differentiation from the competition. This will be achieved by close collaboration across the board, generating new ideas from the markets, from emerging technologies, and from research partners.
In the short-term future, Kemira aims to strengthen its R&D centers’ competencies, developing them further to form their responsibility areas into unique company strengths. Kemira has a strong IP portfolio with 350 patent families and 1,350 patents.