GE and Kemira Create Global Alliance in Water Technology for Pulp and Paper Industry

March 23, 2015 - GE and Kemira recently announced a formal distribution agreement, which combines GE's advanced water technology with Kemira's on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry.

For the first time, GE's newest and most advanced boiler and utility area cooling product technologies as well as membrane cleaning chemistry and the entire chemistry water portfolio is now available to the pulp and paper industry. Also included are the remote monitoring and diagnostics products — including the InSight* Knowledge Management Solution and TruSense* — and Novus* polymers for wastewater treatment.

Pulp and paper manufacturers also will have access to experts at GE's Service Reliability Center for 24-hour monitoring and support, all backed by both GE and Kemira on-site expertise.

"Kemira has long been recognized as a technology leader, supplying process, functional and bleaching chemistry solutions to producers of pulp, packaging and board, tissue and towel and printing and writing grades globally. This makes Kemira an ideal partner to bring GE's water products and services to the paper industry and now positions Kemira with the broadest technical and product portfolio in the industry," said Billy Ford, senior vice president, paper, Kemira.

"After a successful 18-month pilot program with GE in the Americas, we have increased the scope of our alliance to offer a comprehensive water treatment solution to the global pulp and paper market."

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SOURCE: GE Power & Water