9/9/2021 - Press release

Kemira increases prices of process and functional chemistries globally for paper industry

Trade media release, September 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. CET

Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, announces price increases in the Process & Functional chemistry portfolio globally. The increase will be up to 30%, and effective for deliveries from October 1st 2021 onwards or as contracts allow.

The Process & Functional portfolio includes all specialty chemical products utilized in pulp, paper and board production. Applications include pulping, wet-end chemistry, surface chemistry and water treatment.

The industry is experiencing a sharp increase in the costs for raw materials, transportation, packaging and labor, as well as tightening regulatory demands. Raw material and logistics availability continue to be constrained.

Kemira remains committed to adding value to its customers’ operations by providing the highest quality products and services in these challenging global conditions. The company focuses on optimized operational efficiency to ensure smooth deliveries in all circumstances.

Kemira also continues to invest in digital technologies, the development of new products and functionalities and proceeding with further capital investments in its factories and plants, building future growth for the paper and board industry together with its customers.

Further information:

Tuija Pohjolainen-Hiltunen         
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper, Americas
tuija.pohjolainen-hiltunen (a) kemira.com

Harri Eronen
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper, EMEA
harri.eronen (a) kemira.com

Nichlas Kavander
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Pulp & Paper, APAC
nichlas.kavander (a) kemira.com

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for 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, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2020, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.