Eka Chemicals to Close Joutseno Paper Chemicals Plant in Finland

Eka Chemicals Joutseno paper chemicals plant in southeastern Finland.

Dec. 1, 2011 - Eka Chemicals said that it has decided to close operations at their paper chemicals Joutseno plant by the end of the first quarter of 2012.

In a written statement Eka said, "Despite the best efforts of employees, current market and economic conditions has rendered the production of sizing agents at the site financially unsustainable in the longer term. The Nordic market will continue to be supplied with similar products from other Eka locations in the region."

The Joutseno plant employs four people and is located in the southeastern part of Finland, approximately 250 kilometers from Helsingfors.

SOURCE: Eka Chemicals