Water brings Outotec and Kemira together
Outotec and Kemira recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement to promote their activities in minerals and oil sands processing and associated industrial water treatment solutions.
The arrangement is designed to offer customers in these fields with greater opportunities for improving their cost efficiency, sustainability, and quality by leveraging Outotec's expertise in minerals and oil sands processing technology and Kemira's know-how in water chemistry and related applications. It will also draw on the research efforts of SWEET, the Center of Water Efficiency Excellence, which Kemira established with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland earlier this year.
Outotec believes it will be able to offer new valued-added technologies and services by building on its existing know-how in water treatment for minerals processing and metallurgical applications; while Kemira is looking to grow and expand its presence in the mining and oil sands processing fields.
For more on Kemira and its portfolio of products and services serving customers in water-intensive industries, click here or read our latest article here (HTF 2010).
For more on Outotec, a company that has been at the cutting edge of innovation in minerals and metals processing technology for decades, click here or check out our article here.
Water is becoming an increasingly critical resource, particularly in those parts of the world that are seeing the highest rates of industrial and population growth.
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