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Articles from Chemicals

Kemira to invest Euro 50-60 million in sodium chlorate production line and cell-room in Joutseno, Finland

Kemira will invest approximately EUR 50–60 million in its Joutseno site in Finland to implement its growth strategy. Kemira is planning to build a completely new sodium chlorate production line and cell-room based on Kemira’s in-house technology that will significantly increase the Joutseno site’s current sodium chlorate capacity. The construction is expected to start in June 2016, after fulfillment of certain regulatory requirements. During the construction phase, the indirect employment impact is about 200 persons.

CPH Group to sell 65,500 m² industrial land to Canton Zurich in Switzerland

Canton Zurich plans to build a new high school on the present site of the CPH Group’s Uetikon chemistry operations in a few years’ time. CPH can continue its manufacturing activities for the time being, and is considering relocating its Uetikon production to alternative sites either locally or outside Switzerland.

Protex International's US subsidiary Northern Specialty Chemicals to exhibit at PaperCon 2016 in Cincinnati, OH

The market for chemicals for paper making industry has recently seen some difficult years with the closure of numerous production units and some major restructuring in the industry. Fine writing paper production has declined because of new “paperless” technologies. But, other papermaking sectors have developed and are expanding, for example papers used for hygiene and for packaging purposes. Also high the demand in emerging markets represents a good growth opportunity. 

Finnish authorities say damaged cesium source originating at UPM’s Kaipola mill site now isolated at radioactive waste processor

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) and Suomen Nukliditekniikka have identified the damaged cesium source. The source is now confined at the storage of Suomen Nukliditekniikka, a company that processes small quantities of radioactive waste.

German Brenntag signs sales and distribution deal with Luxembourg's C-IP for specialty chemicals portfolio for pulp & paper industry

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed an agreement with C-IP SA, Luxembourg, on the exclusive rights for the blending, sale and distribution of two innovative rheology modifiers. Both products, RheborTM Plus and Rhebor™ CB 6810, are exclusively distributed by Brenntag Holding GmbH worldwide, excluding North America and Mexico. Furthermore, Brenntag is taking over the blending of the products at its Duisburg site in Germany.

WestRock names board of directors for its specialty chemicals business Ingevity

WestRock Company (WRK) today announced that it has named a board of directors for Ingevity, the company’s specialty chemicals business that is expected to become a publicly traded company as the result of a spin-off from WestRock. The Ingevity board includes seven members with extensive operations and corporate governance experience, including many in the chemical industry.

Clariant to propose election of Eveline Saupper, Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff and Peter Steiner to its BOD

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that its Board of Directors will propose the election of Eveline Saupper, Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff and Peter Steiner to the Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the Annual General Meeting of Clariant Ltd taking place on April 21, 2016.

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