GE and Kemira Partner to Boost Water Technology for Pulp and Paper Industry

By CIOReview | Monday, March 16, 2015

TREVOSE, PA: Paper and pulp industries are highly dependent on water which raises several issues such as wastage of water and purification of river-water to use in factories. Addressing these challenges, General Electric (GE) and Kemira, a chemical company, sign an agreement to deliver GE’s advanced water technology with Kemira’s on-site services for pulp and paper industry.

With this collaboration, GE provides its water and process technology including boiler and utility area cooling product, membrane cleaning chemistry and entire chemistry water portfolio with remote monitoring products. The company also facilitates diagnostic tools such as: InSight Knowledge Management solution to give necessary data to right person for reviewing total system performance; TrueSense that regularly measures and applies right amount of chemistry for corrosion, deposit and microbiological control for Cooling water treatment; and Novus polymer for improve effluent water quality.

The manufacturers can have access to GE’s service reliability center anytime for monitoring and support purpose. The service center will also be supported by Kemira on-site team. Kemira provides chemical expertise and applications to improve water, energy and raw material efficiency. The company involves in supplying process, functional and bleaching chemistry solutions to pulp, packaging and board, tissue and towel and printing and writing industries.

“Pulp and paper mills use vast amounts of water to create an end product while also generating considerable wastewater,” says Kevin Cassidy, GM, Water and Process Technologies, GE Power & Water. GE is eager to bring our water solutions to the pulp and paper industry, and Kemira is well-positioned to bring our advanced technologies to their customers.”