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Kemira restarts polyaluminium chloride production in Austria

19 October 2011

Kemira, a water chemistry company, has restarted the production of polyaluminum chloride at the Krems production site in Austria due to the increasing demand for water treatment in Central and Eastern Europe.

Polyaluminum chloride, produced from aluminum hydrate and hydrochloric acid, is an aluminum-based inorganic coagulant, which is used in drinking water and waste water treatment to remove impurities from the water.

Kemira Europe, Middle East and Africa municipal vice president Remko Goudappel said in order to serve their customers in Central and Eastern Europe more efficiently, and in a more sustainable way, the company has decided to revitalise the production assets of aluminum-based coagulants at its Krems production site.