The demand for high quality sizing products is increasing in APAC, especially for packaging and board grades.
June 12, 2017
Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries, announced the opening of its new AKD emulsion and cationic rosin production lines at its production site in Nanjing, Jiangsu province in China. With the inauguration of the new production line, 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. The investment broadens Kemira’s paper chemicals product offering and strengthens its already leading position in the pulp and paper industry.
Sizing agents are used for improving water resistance in paper and board. They are an important part of Kemira’s Total Chemistry Management (TCM) offering which ensures access to best chemical technology and applications and smart process management technologies. AKD production technology in Nanjing site is based on the highest Kemira Best Available Technology (BAT) quality standard. This is vital when supplying sizing agents to high quality applications such as food contact board grades and liquid packaging board (LPB).
In 2015, Kemira Nanjing was awarded as the Yearly Excellent Company in respect of ‘Safety Management’, Environmental Protective’ and ‘Fire Fighting by the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park. Kemira’s production in Nanjing has been expanding since the start in 2014. In addition to these 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 2017.