The deal was first announced in July 2014
May 8, 2015
AkzoNobel has finalized the 153 million euro divestment of its global paper chemicals business to Kemira, the European-based chemicals company announced on May 4. The deal was first announced in July 2014.
“This is another important step in our strategy to focus on leading positions in bleaching chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres,” said Niek Stapel, managing director of AkzoNobel’s pulp and performance chemicals business. “The deal includes an agreement for distribution of colloidal silica to the paper industry, and we are looking forward to future growth of this product line,” he added.
AkzoNobel says it continues to have a strong presence in the pulp industry as the leading global supplier of chemicals and customized solutions for bleaching pulp, marketed under the Eka brand.
The company’s pulp and performance chemicals portfolio also includes innovative and sustainable products and technologies used in a variety of other applications, marketed under brands such as Bindzil, Expancel, Kromasil and Levasil.