9/6/2010 - Press release

Kemira acquires Water Elements, LLC in North America

Kemira Oyj
Press release
September 6, 2010 at 9.30 am (CET+1)

Kemira Oyj, a global water chemistry company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired through its North American subsidiary Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.,  Water Elements, LLC, (“WE”) a North American manufacturer of inorganic coagulants for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment.

WE was started in 2007 and has one production plant in Baltimore, Maryland and 2009 revenue of approximately USD 10 million. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price.  WE will be a subsidiary of Kemira Water Solutions, Inc. and will be integrated into Kemira’s Municipal & Industrial business segment in the U.S.

“Kemira is one of the leading suppliers of water treatment chemicals to Municipal, Industrial, Pulp & Paper, and Oil & Mining customers in North America and we believe that the acquisition of WE, the Baltimore Plant and related production technology will enable Kemira to better serve our customers and grow our business in the eastern U.S.,” says Jay Richey, Vice President, Municipal, Kemira Oyj.

For more information, please contact

Kemira Oyj
Pekka Ojanpää, President, Municipal & Industrial
Phone +358 10 86 21141

Jay Richey, Vice President, Municipal
Phone +863 578 1647

Kemira is a global two billion euro chemicals company that is focused on serving customers in water-intensive industries. The company offers water quality and quantity management that improves customers’ energy, water, and raw material efficiency. Kemira’s vision is to be a leading water chemistry company.