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

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.