Construction on the capacity expansion 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.
“As global consumption of bleaching chemicals continues to increase, we are excited about this investment in our sodium chlorate capacity in the Americas to ensure our ability to effectively serve our customers globally. This investment not only supports our strategy to grow profitably in pulp & bleaching chemicals, but also overall strengthens our position as a leading chemical supplier for the pulp & paper industry”, says Kim Poulsen, President, Pulp & Paper and Region Head, Americas.
President, Pulp & Paper
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tero.huovinen (a) kemira.com
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.6 billion and 4,915 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.