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

Kemira has closed the acquisition of BASF’s global AKD emulsion business.

AKD is an alkyl ketene dimer-based sizing agent which impacts paper and board hydrophobicity or water resistance.

The acquisition strengthens Kemira’s position in offering sizing products for the paper industry especially on the continental European market.

The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement.