Kemira boosts production in China
Chemicals company Kemira has announced the opening of its new AKD emulsion and cationic rosin production lines at its production site in Nanjing, China.
The new production line enables Kemira to produce and supply all types of sizing agents to serve customers in mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and others in Asia-Pacific region. The investment broadens the company’s paper chemicals product offering and further strengthens its position in the pulp and paper industry.
Sizing agents are used to improve water resistance in paper and board.
“The demand for high quality sizing products is increasing in APAC, especially for packaging and board grades,” says Nichlas Kavander, SVP, commercial, Kemira Pulp & Paper, APAC. “With the new investment in our Nanjing site, we are able to produce the highest quality sizing products and leverage existing infrastructure. The location in Nanjing Chemical Park provides access to utilities and an excellent logistic network.”
Kemira’s production in Nanjing has been expanding since it began in 2014. In 2015, Kemira Nanjing was awarded as the Yearly Excellent Company in Safety Management, Environmental Protective and Fire Fighting, by the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park.
On top of the new production lines, Kemira continues to invest in the Chinese market and production in Nanjing site by opening a new ASA production line in the end of this year.