Pulp and Performance Chemicals
key developments 2016

  • Bleaching chemicals volumes were slightly down, due to downtime at several major pulp customers in Brazil. Performance chemicals volumes were up
  • Following a successful joint venture acquisition, the EkO Peroxide activities were integrated into our North American Bleaching Chemicals business for the production of hydrogen peroxide
  • Major product launches included a new Expancel application for use in wine corks, which received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration
  • A sustainability pilot study focused on printed books was carried out using the company’s four-dimensional profit and loss (4D P&L) reporting methodology. The results formed the foundation for our company-wide 3D P&L assessment
  • A large scale transformation of the integrated supply chain has taken place. It is designed to make us more efficient in production, logistics and supply, as well as enabling cost reduction and increased productivity

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