Pulp and Performance Chemicals key developments 2014

  • Due to divestments, overall volumes were lower than in 2013. However, on a comparable basis, core product lines reported growing or stable volume development
  • Volumes in the South American bleaching chemicals business grew substantially following the inauguration of the Imperatriz Chemical Island in northern Brazil. Europe and Asia reported solid regional performance, while North American volumes were on a par with the previous year
  • Expancel, our expandable microspheres business, put in a solid performance, with significant revenue growth
  • The Colloidal Silica business continued to grow in key segments
  • We expect to close the divestment of Paper Chemicals to Kemira in 2015
  • Our 50 percent stake in the Eka Synthomer Oy joint venture was sold to joint venture partner Synthomer

Chemical platform

Bleaching chemicals

Some of our customers

  • APP
  • BillerudKorsnäs
  • Domtar
  • Fibria
  • Georgia Pacific
  • International Paper
  • SCA
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Stora Enso
  • Suzano

Top raw materials

  • Energy
  • Salt
  • Sodium silicate
  • Wax
  • Rosin

Key cost drivers

  • Energy prices
  • Logistic costs