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Kemira brings GE water technology to pulp and paper sector

GE and Kemira have announced a formal distribution agreement, which combines GE's advanced water technology with Kemira’s on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry.


March 17, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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GE and Kemira have announced a formal distribution agreement, which combines GE’s advanced water technology with Kemira’s on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry.

For the first time, GE’s newest and most advanced boiler and utility area cooling product technologies as well as membrane cleaning chemistry and the entire chemistry water portfolio is available to the pulp and paper industry. Also included are the remote monitoring and diagnostics products and Novus polymers for wastewater treatment. Pulp and paper manufacturers also will have access to experts at GE’s Service Reliability Center for 24-hour monitoring and support, all backed by both GE and Kemira on-site expertise.

Kemira is “an ideal partner to bring GE’s water products and services to the paper industry” said Billy Ford, senior vice president, paper, Kemira. “After a successful 18-month pilot program with GE in the Americas, we have increased the scope of our alliance to offer a comprehensive water treatment solution to the global pulp and paper market.”

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Ford said the agreement with GE positions Kemira with the broadest technical and product portfolio in the industry.

“Pulp and paper mills use vast amounts of water to create an end product while also generating considerable wastewater. GE is eager to bring our water solutions to the pulp and paper industry, and Kemira is well-positioned to bring our advanced technologies to their customers,” said Kevin Cassidy, chemical and monitoring solutions general manager – water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies.