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.