Kemira restarts production of PAX at Krems, Austria, site due to increasing demand for water treatment in Central, Eastern Europe

HELSINKI , October 17, 2011 (press release) – Kemira has restarted the production of Polyaluminum Chloride (PAX) at the Krems production site in Austria. PAX product line was restarted mainly due to the increasing demand for water treatment in Central and Eastern Europe. Polyaluminum chloride is an aluminum-based inorganic coagulant, which is used in drinking water and waste water treatment to remove impurities from the water. It is produced from aluminum hydrate and hydrochloric acid.

As a leading water chemistry company, Kemira wants to operate near its customers. "In order to serve our customers in Central and Eastern Europe more efficiently, and in a more sustainable way, we have decided to revitalize the production assets of aluminum-based coagulants in our Krems production site", says Remko Goudappel, Vice President Municipal, EMEA, Kemira Oyj.

The Krems site will serve Kemira's customers in Central and Eastern Europe. Kemira's strengths include high-level application know-how, a comprehensive range of water treatment chemicals, and reliable customer deliveries.
For further information please contact:

Kemira Oyj
Remko Goudappel, Vice President Municipal, EMEA Municipal & Industrial

Kemirais a global two billion euro chemicals company that is focused on serving customers in water-intensive industries. The company offers water quality and quantity management that improves customers' energy, water, and raw material efficiency. Kemira's vision is to be a leading water chemistry company.

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