Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Global chemicals company Kemira has increased the prices of its coagulant and polymer products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The price increases will come into effect on 1 January 2018, or as contracts allow.

Kemira said they were necessary due to ‚Äúoverall significant and continued increases in costs of both freight and many key raw materials, where the supply-demand situation is challenging‚ÄĚ.

Coagulants: 11-13% for aluminium-based coagulants; 11-13% for iron sulphate based coagulants; 5-7% for iron chloride based coagulants.

Polymers: 8% for dry products; 9% for emulsions and other liquid polymers.

The company added: ‚ÄúIncreases can be higher for specific product types in locations that are most acutely impacted by increased costs.‚ÄĚ