Kemira price hikes affect P&PI
Helsinki, Finland-based Kemira announced price increases for products which are used extensively in the pulp and paper industry. The adjustments were to be effective immediately on the date of the announcement or when customer contracts allowed. Generally, Kemira said the adjustments resulted from over-all increased production and raw material costs.
The price of polymers increased for all Europe as of January 1, 2017. The increase averaged 5%, depending on the specific customer segment and applications, and could differ for specific product types in selected geographies.
Kemira increased prices for its pulp & paper process chemical product line in APAC, effective January 9, 2017.The increase for polymers, surface sizes, coating chemicals and dispersants will be 5-10%, depending on the specific customer segment and applications, and can differ for specific product types in selected geographies.
Polyacrylamide polymers became more expensive in all market segments in the Americas. The increase, due February 1, 2017, ranges from 5-15%, depending on product type.
Demand recovery, particularly in the oil & gas market, is straining the global supply of key raw materials for these polymers and has resulted in significant price increases.
Kemira’s Pulp & Paper FennoSize AKD was to go up 5-10% in the EMEA depending on the specific formulations but can differ in selected geographies.