Press release

Kemira and Valmet collaborate to bring significant improvements to wastewater treatment processes

Two global leaders, 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 Kemira’s strong chemistry and smart process optimization expertise in the municipal and industrial water treatment space with Valmet’s analyzer and measurement technology know-how as well as on-site service network.

“We are actively expanding our portfolio of smart chemistry through the KemConnect platform for e.g. sludge dewatering and phosphorus treatment. For the customer, these digitalized solutions bring significant efficiency improvements by increasing visibility over the water treatment process and enabling predictive and proactive process management based on real-time data. As part of this full-service approach, it makes perfect sense to partner up with a leading industrial automation hardware, software and equipment service provider like Valmet,” says Application Development Manager Jussi Ruotsalainen from Kemira.

“Valmet has a long history in offering measurement and optimization applications for sludge dewatering processes, and these reliable measurements have provided proven results for our customers. Polymers and chemicals are an important part of the wastewater treatment process which is one reason why this collaboration with Kemira is a great opportunity for us. Especially in sludge dewatering, the right chemicals selection is one of the key elements to achieve the best performance,” says Heli Karaila, Business manager, Wastewater, Automation, Valmet. 

Further information

Jussi Ruotsalainen
Manager, Application Development
Tel. +358 50 521 2557
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Heli Karaila
Business manager, Wastewater, Automation, Valmet
Tel. +358 40 54 34 724
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Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2017, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and 4,732 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet’s strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers’ processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet’s net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.1 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. Valmet’s head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.



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