AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals

Purate® technology approved for use as paper machine biocide in Canada

Press Release   •   Mar 01, 2011 15:00 GMT

Eka Chemicals has been granted permission by the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency to use Purate technology to produce chlorine dioxide for applications to control microorganism contamination in pulp and paper mill process water.

“For over 40 years, Eka Chemicals has been designing, building and operating chlorine dioxide systems for applications ranging from pulp bleaching to water disinfection for drinking and food processing,” comments Mario Houde President, Eka Chemicals Inc. “Purate is proven technology with more than 300 on-site chlorine dioxide production units around the world. We are really excited to be able to offer this technology to the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry as it is the most cost effective chemistry to control biofil in the papermaking process”.

Purate is Worry-free Chlorine Dioxide™.

For more information
Eka Chemicals Inc.
Telephone: +1 770 321 5821
Steve Main, North American Communication

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™.