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Eka Chemicals and Wetend Technologies in cooperation

Press Release   •   Oct 14, 2011 13:00 GMT

Eka Chemicals and Wetend Technologies Ltd have agreed to market and deliver TrumpJet® Flash Mixing Systems together with Eka’s wet end chemicals to the paper industry globally.

The TrumpJet® brand offers a range of chemical and additive mixing systems for paper mills, including paper and board machine wet end, stock preparation, recycled fiber and mechanical pulping process applications.

AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, produces and supplies a wide range of chemicals, including the unique Compozil® retention and drainage system for the paper industry globally.

“The combination of high performance chemicals and an advanced chemical mixing system will benefit the paper and board industry, both in terms of cost savings and environmental gains,” says Lennart Nilsson, Director Global Marketing at Eka Chemicals.

“This offer will definitely have a positive impact on wet end efficiency and contribute to a sustainable paper machine operation,” adds Jouni Matula, CEO at Wetend Technologies.


For more information
Lennart Nilsson
Director Global Marketing, Eka Chemicals
Phone: +46 31 58 7158




Note to editors
Eka Chemicals, with 2,550 employees in 28 countries 2010, is a business unit within AkzoNobel. Turnover 2010 amounted to 1044 mEUR. Eka Chemicals is a leading supplier of bleaching chemicals, paper chemicals and systems to the pulp and paper industry throughout the world, and supplies certain special chemicals to the pharmaceuticals industry, water treatment, the electronics industry etc.

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings’ company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

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