Kemira acquires Canadian specialty chemicals company Soto Industries
Mary Page Bailey
Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) has signed an agreement to acquire Soto Industries Inc, a privately owned company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Soto is a specialty chemicals and services supplier to the pulp and paper industry. Soto supplies a broad range of specialty chemicals including digester scale control, silicone and oil-based defoamers, and polymers used in green liquor clarification and effluent treatment for pulp and papermaking. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price.