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Kemira Announces Energy Surcharge for All Product Lines in North America


Sept. 15, 2022 - Kemira is implementing a 4% energy surcharge for all Pulp and Paper process and functional chemistries across North America for all non-contract customers, effective October 1, 2022. The surcharge announced in April for inorganic coagulants sold through the company's Industry & Water segment remains in effect.

Kemira said, "As direct and indirect energy costs continue to rise, Kemira is seeing a significant impact to its facilities and the breadth of its global supply chain and logistics capabilities. We have taken steps to mitigate the increases over the last 18 months, but there is no sign of reversing the continuing upward trend for these costs while we are in an inflationary environment. Implementing the surcharge will help to offset these continued cost increases. We will review the need for the surcharge as well as the percentage on a quarterly basis."

Michael Cavallero, VP, Industry & Water Commercial, Americas, added, "We are hopeful the current energy cost landscape is a temporary situation. Although we implemented the surcharge for our industrial customers in April, we are monitoring the development and will make necessary adjustments based on significant changes to energy costs."

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, with a focus on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. To learn more, visit

SOURCE: Kemira

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