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Finnish consortium to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for advanced lignocellulosic fuels
UPM (Helsinki), Fortum (Espoo, Finland), and Valmet (Helsinki) have joined forces to develop a technology to produce advanced high-value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher-value biobased liquids, UPM announced. The collaborators...

Kemira to acquire BASF’s alkyl ketene dimer emulsion business
BASF and Kemira say that Kemira will acquire BASF's global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2014. “Kemira is a global leader in...

Tikkurila makes leadership changes in Eastern Europe
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced leadership changes in its business units in Eastern Europe. Simo Laitala has resigned as head/Russia, effective 11 February. Laitala will be replaced by Ilari Hyyrynen, currently responsible for...

Tikkurila reports 4.2% operating loss, sales drop 4% in fourth-quarter 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2 million in the corresponding period in 2012. Fourth-quarter 2014 sales were...

Kemira reports widening fourth-quarter loss as restructuring continues
Kemira (Helsinki) today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of €48.7 million ($66.06 million) compared with a net loss of €40.4 million in the year-earlier period. Revenues were down 2% to €545.2 million, due to unfavorable currency exchange...

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