Kemira announces price increase for AKD based products in APAC

Kemira Oyj, Press Release, September 15, 2023, at 9.00 am (EEST)

Kemira will implement a price increase of 10-30% for selected AKD (alkyl ketene dimer) wax-based sizing products in APAC. The price adjustment will be implemented immediately or as the existing contracts allow.

The decision is triggered by cost increases for major raw materials, energy, logistics and HSE regulatory compliance requirements. AKD wax is the main raw material for AKD sizing products.

Kemira remains committed to mitigating the impact of these challenging market conditions while providing the highest quality products and services and ensuring smooth deliveries to its customers.

For more information, please contact:

Kemira Oyj
Nichlas Kavander, SVP, Pulp & Paper, APAC
Tel. +86 185 2131 9966

Zhao Hua, Director, Sales, AKD wax, Pulp & Paper, APAC
Tel. +86 159 2100 5826

For media relations, please contact:

Kemira Oyj
Terhi Kivinen, Chief Communications Officer
Tel: +358 408484001

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

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