30 Sep 2010

Kemira closes Blankophor GmbH & Co. KG (German Catec GmbH)

Kemira Oyj has on September 30, 2010, closed Blankophor GmbH & Co. KG (German Catec GmbH) following the deal announced on June 23, 2010.

Kemira sold its global Fluorescent Whitening Agents (FWAs) business to Blankophor. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price.

The traditional European, high-cost manufacturers of optical brightening agents (OBA) or FWAs continue to struggle as these commodities are easy to source form Indian and Chinese producers at similar quality but much lower price.