General Electric (GE) and Kemira have reached a distribution agreement to bring water technology to the pulp and paper industry.
GE is claimed to combine its advanced water technology with Kemira's on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry.
Through the partnership, the pulp and paper industry will secure access to GE's advanced boiler and utility area cooling product technologies as well as membrane cleaning chemistry and the entire chemistry water portfolio.
Commenting on the partnership, GE Power & Water Chemical and Monitoring Solutions general manager Kevin Cassidy said: "Pulp and paper mills use vast amounts of water to create an end product while also generating considerable wastewater."
GE will also provide remote monitoring and diagnostics products including the InSight Knowledge Management Solution and TrueSense, as well as Novus polymers for wastewater treatment.
Kemira Paper senior vice president Billy Ford said: "Kemira has long been recognized as a technology leader, supplying process, functional and bleaching chemistry solutions to producers of pulp, packaging and board, tissue and towel and printing and writing grades globally. This makes Kemira an ideal partner to bring GE's water products and services to the paper industry and now positions Kemira with the broadest technical and product portfolio in the industry.
"After a successful 18-month pilot program with GE in the Americas, we have increased the scope of our alliance to offer a comprehensive water treatment solution to the global pulp and paper market."