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PRESS RELEASE: Kemira strengthens product portfolio in Brazil’s growing pulp market with exclusive distribution agreement with BIM Kemi

April 29, 2024 – Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with BIM Kemi, an entrepreneurial specialty chemical company, to distribute BIM Kemi’s pulp defoamer products in Brazil. Under this agreement, Kemira will be the sole provider of BIM defoamer and drainage technology to Brazil’s pulp market.

“This partnership with BIM Kemi expands and strengthens our existing product portfolio for the pulp producers and allows us to further support the growing pulp production for tissue, packaging, and other fiber applications. We can provide our customers access to new BIM high-quality technologies and formulations that will help them improve their process performance,” states Paulo Barbosa, Director, Sales, South America for Kemira Pulp & Paper.

South America is the largest and fastest-growing supplier of bleached market pulp globally, and Brazil is the leading producer within the region. Foam control is crucial in pulp production as it enables increased operational efficiency, increases pulp quality, and helps decrease water usage and energy demand of the process.

“Since the start of the company, it has been our mission to develop sustainable solutions for the pulp and paper industry. Over five decades, we’ve successfully introduced new sustainable concepts for customers globally. Our partnership with Kemira now propels us into the Brazilian pulp market, giving us the opportunity to deliver our innovative technology and further advance pulp production in Brazil”, says Anders Rietz, CEO BIM Kemi.

For more information, please contact:
Kemira Chemicals Brazil
Paolo Barbosa, Director, Sales, South America, Kemira Pulp & Paper
Tel. + +5511993231783

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. Our customers include industrial and municipal water treatment operators, and pulp & paper industry among others. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on water treatment, renewable solutions and digital services. In 2023, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

BIM Kemi is a family-owned entrepreneurial company that has been developing and producing specialty chemicals for the global pulp and paper industry with a focus on sustainable solutions since 1973. Over the years, BIM Kemi has been listed several times among Europe’s top 500 rapidly growing entrepreneurial companies and received several awards for its dedication and contributions to the business world and the industry. With a global workforce of dedicated professionals, BIM Kemi operates across the world with production units in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, and South Africa, and local operations and distributors in most countries with pulp and paper manufacturing. BIM Kemi is your dedicated partner in innovative and green chemistry solutions for the pulp and paper industry. To learn more, visit

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