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Kemira to Boost Calcium Sulfate Pigment Capacity

6:18 AM MDT | August 7, 2007 | Esther D’Amico

Kemira says it is investing €4.9 million ($6.6 million) in a project to boost calcium sulfate pigment capacity by 25,000 m.t., to 175,000 m.t. at its Siilinjärvi, Finland paper pigment plant. The project includes a new production line and a wet-refining unit at Siilinjärvi and pilot-scale research equipment at its Espoo, Finland R&D center, Kemira says. The company says it has jointly developed new calcium sulfate technology with the Finnish forest industry and other unspecified research groups. Calcium sulfate pigments are used as filler and...

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