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Kemira to acquire BASF’s alkyl ketene dimer emulsion business

1:29 AM MST | February 27, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

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 paper and pulp chemistry and the leading supplier of sizing products for the paper industry,” says Kenneth Nystén, senior v.p./regional business unit, paper, EMEA at Kemira. “This acquisition of the AKD emulsion business is one part in implementing our strategy and will further strengthen...

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