Kemira build two new coagulant plants at Bayer sites in Europe

Kemira to build two new coagulant plants at Bayer sites in Europe

4:24 PM, 25th May 2011
Kemira to build two new coagulant plants at Bayer sites in Europe
Harri Kerminen, President and CEO, Kemira.

Kemira will strengthen its European manufacturing network by constructing two new coagulant plants in Germany and Spain. The investment is € 40 million and the plants are expected to be operational in 2012. Plants will use hydrochloric acid byproduct from Bayer to produce coagulants.


HELSINKI, FINLAND: Kemira has entered a strategic partnership with Bayer MaterialScience through which it will purchase hydrochloric acid (HCl) - a by-product of Bayer’s polyurethane production - to produce coagulants for use in various water treatment applications, including drinking water and waste water treatment.


Kemira will build the new coagulant plants next to Bayer MaterialScience’s isocyanate production plants in Dormagen, Germany and Tarragona, Spain. At the same time, Kemira will close an existing coagulant plant in Europoort, the Netherlands. In Spain, the coagulant manufacturing in Tarragona will be moved into the new plant in the Bayer Industrial Park.


“Kemira and Bayer have a long history of working together. This partnership will strengthen our position in Western and Southern Europe, securing a long term, cost-efficient access to hydrochloric acid. Coagulants are one of Kemira’s core product lines and ensuring cost efficient supply of raw materials is one of our key strategic objectives,” said Harri Kerminen, President and CEO, Kemira.

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