Kemira has acquired certain assets of Soto Industries, LLC, a privately owned company, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Soto specializes in the application of scale control products, defoamers, and settling agents for the pulp and paper industry. Kemira is a leading chemicals supplier serving the global pulp and paper industry.
“The Soto Industries, LLC acquisition is another example of Kemira’s dedication to the pulp and paper industry as well as Kemira’s commitment to execute our global growth strategy via continued investment into our Paper segment,” says Billy Ford, Senior Vice President, Paper segment, Americas.
The transaction does not have material impact on Kemira’s financial figures and the parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price.
Effective from 1 January 2022, Armand Ajdari will be joining Arkema as the Group’s Chief Technology Officer. He will report to Thierry Le Hénaff, Chairman and CEO, and will be a member of the Group management committee.
Ineos Styrolution confirmed its decision to invest into a pilot plant for advanced recycling of polystyrene. The site will be set up in collaboration with Recycling Technologies in Swindon, U.K. It is expected to be operational in the second half of 2022.
The Air Liquide’s Board reviewed the Group’s leadership succession plan and approved the principle of a new form of governance. In this context, when the Board meets at the close of the 2022 Shareholders General Meeting, it will be asked to renew Benoît Potier’s term of office as Chairman of the Board of Directors and to appoint François Jackow to succeed him as Chief Executive Officer with effect from June 1, 2022.