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Kemira Announces Price Increase for Silicone Defoamer in the Americas

Kemira silicone emulsion defoamer

August 31, 2017 - Kemira today announced that it will implement a price increase of 5% for all silicone emulsion defoamer products as well as an increase of up to 25% for silicone concentrate defoamer products sold for use in the Pulp and Paper market in the Americas.

The price increases will be effective October 1, 2017 or as contract terms allow.

In a press release Kemira said, “This price adjustment is the result of continued escalation of costs within the silicone fluid supply chain. Silicone fluids are key raw materials for producing silicone defoamer products.”

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. To learn more about Kemira, please visit

SOURCE: Kemira