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Kemira Oyj: Kotkamills awards Kemira with a start-up contract in a paper machine conversion project

Kemira Oyj

Press Release
February 1, 2016 at 9.00 am (CET+1)

Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract in the "Flying Eagle" project of
Kotkamills mill in Kotka, Finland.

During the project, the current magazine paper machine (PM2) will be converted
into a high performance food service board (FSB) machine. Kemira will supply
the start-up with sizing, retention and drainage, board hygiene, and microbe
control technologies. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for
June 2016, and the production capacity will be 400,000 t/a of high quality
Nordic folding boxboard and recyclable barrier board for the food industry.

"Kemira is proud to have the opportunity to participate in the new Kotkamills
board machine start-up", saysKimmo Strengell
, Marketing Manager, Strength&Tissue Additives, Pulp&Paper EMEA. "With our
expertise, service capability and broad portfolio of board making
chemistries, we are able to support Kotkamills in reaching the desired
quality and productivity targets of the new board grade."

Kemira microbe control programs ensure hygienic quality of the food service
board. Hygienic quality control is critical for FSB machines: if the final
board doesn't meet the expected hygienic quality standards, converters can
reject the whole production. Optimal retention and drainage programs are a
prerequisite for improved runnability, productivity and board quality. Kemira
sizing technologies are applied to control liquid resistance and to improve
the printability of the board.

By converting the paper machine to packaging boards, Kotkamills secures its
position as a globally significant manufacturer of forest industry products.
Kotkamills' bleached CTMP (Chemi-thermomechanical Pulping), high-quality
Nordic folding boxboard and recyclable barrier board products are suitable
for various types of end-use applications, such as frozen, chilled and dry
food, beverages, cup-stock and plates, confectionery, pharma, and cosmetics.
The Flying Eagle contract will further strengthen the long-lasting and strong
partnership that utilizes core strengths of both parties.
For more information, please contact

Kemira Oyj
Kimmo Strengell, Marketing Manager, Strength&Tissue Additives, Pulp&Paper EMEA
Tel. +358 50 351 6993

Ari Pirneskoski, Director, Sales, Pulp&Paper, EMEA North
Tel. +358 500 668 204

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive
industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that
improve our customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus
is on pulp&paper, oil&gas, mining and water treatment. In 2014, Kemira had
annual revenue of EUR 2.1 billion and around 4,250 employees. Kemira shares
are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

Kotkamills pulp and paper operations consist of the new board machine BM2
(PM2) and Absorbex paper machines PM1 and PM7, as well as corresponding pulp
lines: CTMP (Chemi-thermomechanical Pulping) for board, RCF (recycled fibre)
and sawdust kraft for PM1 and PM7. Laminating paper capacity of the two
machines is 200,000 t/a. In addition, Kotkamills Oy has a 200 000 m3/a
sawmill and two impregnation machines, which utilize ca. 25,000 t/a of
laminating paper in vertical integration.


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Source: Kemira Oyj via Globenewswire


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