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Kemira adds alkylketene dimer emulsion capacity in Finland

7:22 AM MDT | June 26, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Kemira says it will open a new alkylketene dimer (AKD) emulsion line at Joutseno, Finland, to better serve big sizing clients. The new capacity will be available during fall 2013. AKD is a sizing agent that impacts paper and board hydrophobicity or water resistance, Kemira says. Sufficient hydrophobicity is important for packaging materials, and it improves paper or board runnability in a coating process; water resistance also improves printability and dimension stability of the final product during the conversion process, Kemira...

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