Pulp and Performance Chemicals
key developments 2015

  • Revenue was down 2 percent, due to the divestment of our Paper Chemicals business to Kemira in May. This was partly offset by favorable currencies and higher volumes in growth segments
  • Overall volumes were higher than 2014, excluding the divestment effect. Core growth segments continued to deliver volume increases in line with our plans
  • Innovations in differentiated applications and technologies in colloidal silica and expandable microspheres fueled growth
  • Investments in growth areas allowed us to meet customer demands in a more efficient way
  • We rolled out our four-dimensional profit & loss () reporting methodology to a number of additional businesses. Introduced last year, this model is aimed at measuring environmental, human, social and financial impact across the whole value chain

Chemical platform

Bleaching Chemicals

Some of our customers

  • Cabot
  • Diam
  • Domtar
  • Fibria
  • Fujimi
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Kemira
  • Sanofi
  • SCA
  • StoraEnso
  • Suzano

Top raw materials

  • Energy
  • Salt
  • Sodium silicate

Key cost drivers

  • Energy
  • Logistic costs

Four-dimensional profit and loss (4D P&L)

The four-dimensional profit and loss (4D P&L) methodology represents value creation in multiple dimensions. This is a totally new way of looking at an economy, where the impact of a company on society at large can be assessed.