04 September 2000 10:34 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Kemira Kemi, the Swedish subsidiary of Finland's Kemira Chemicals, said Monday it has started producing solid aluminium sulphate in the Czech Republic following the purchase of an existing production line.
Stig Bache, vice president of central European operations at Kemira's water treatments unit Kemwater, said Kemira paid about Koruna60m ($1.5m/Euro1.7m) for the 10 000-12 000 tonne/year capacity line.
The line, which will form part of local subsidiary Kemwater ProChemie, is currently being started up, he added. It is located close to Kemwater ProChemie's existing production facilities, about 60km (37.5 miles) east of Prague. Kemwater ProChemie's liquid aluminium sulphate capacity is about 25 000 tonne/year, according to Bache.
Kemwater ProChemie's turnover will double to Euro2.8m following the acquisition, Kemira said.
Kemira is represented in the Czech Republic through two Kemwater subsidiaries, ProChemie and Kemifloc. ProChemie produces aluminium-based coagulants whereas Kemifloc's are iron-based. All products are used to treat potable water and wastewater.
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