Kurita Europe has acquired a wet strength agent (WSA) production plant from Akzo Nobel in France.
The acquisition boosts the Japanese-owned subsidiary’s presence in the WSA market for tissue and speciality paper products in Europe.
Based in Ambès, the site has a capacity of 25,000tpy.
Kurita Europe is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and supplies technologies for water, paper and process treatments.
It is a subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.