Press release

Kemira increases prices of water treatment chemicals

Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces price increases for all polymers, inorganic coagulants and other products in North and South Americas Industry & Water segment, serving water treatment customers as well as the oil and gas industry.

The price increases will vary by product line and may be significantly higher for specific product families or geographical areas.

New prices will be effective for all deliveries of the products listed below from December 1st, 2018 or as contract terms allow.

Product family Price increase
Emulsion Polymers  (cationic+anionic) 7-15%
Dry Polymers  (cationic+anionic) 7-15%
Inorganic Coagulants 10-20%
Polyamines 10-17%
Polyacrylate Dispersants 7-12%
Defoamers 7-12%
Others 5-10%

These price increases are necessary as the prices for the main raw materials for polymers, inorganic coagulants and other products have all continued to increase during 2018 and are expected to further increase in 2019. Together with a tight supply situation for many raw materials and strong demand in the respective downstream markets there is a continuing upward pressure on prices.

Kemira continues to be committed as a long-standing, reliable supplier of high quality products to its customers.

Tuija Pohjolainen-Hiltunen
Vice President, Commercial, Industry & Water Americas
tel. +1 404 293 5993
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Pedro Materan
Senior Vice President, Commercial, Oil & Gas Global
Tel. + 1 83 2941 0061
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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.


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