Press release

Kemira increases prices of coagulant products in EMEA

Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces price increases for all coagulant products in the EMEA region across all segments. The price increases will become effective as of November 1st, 2018 or as contract terms allow.

Price increases are necessary due to significant cost increases from several sides: All freight rates have considerably increased in 2018 and are expected to continue to rise.
Raw materials especially for aluminum-based coagulants pose an unusual challenge as the tight supply situation is globally driving cost up to unprecedented levels. Shortage of raw materials for iron-based coagulants also continue pushing cost further up.

Product Line Product family Price increase
Coagulants Al-based 10-15%
  Fe-based 6-9%

The price increases will vary based on different product types and may be significantly higher in specific countries.

Kemira does its best to mitigate impact of increasing cost while ensuring supply of high quality products to its customers. Kemira continues to be committed as a long-standing, reliable supplier of coagulants.

  

Wido Waelput
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Industry & Water EMEA
tel. +49 17 2884 3496
wido.waelput (a) kemira.com


Harri Eronen
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper EMEA
tel. +358 40 90 14 237
harri.eronen (a) kemira.com


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. www.kemira.com

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