Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, announced opening of its new AKD emulsion and cationic rosin production lines at its production site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China.
According to the announcement, with the new lines Kemira is able to produce and supply all types of sizing agents (ASA, AKD, cationic rosin, surface size) to serve customers in mainland China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan and other Asia-Pacific region.
Hanspeter Enzmann, VP, Manufacturing, APAC, commented:
“Nanjing is the most developed and modern site in Kemira APAC using advanced production technology. The new production line is highly automated to ensure safety, best quality and quality consistency. It utilizes raw material of Kemira’s own in-house production, ensuring that we are cost competitive and can guarantee the highest product quality in the market.”
Sizing agents are used for improving water resistance in paper and board.
The company provides expertise, application know-how and tailored combinations of chemicals for water-intensive industries. It focuses on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment to best improve our customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency.