Tiel, The Netherlands – Kemira, a world leading producer of solid and liquid runway de-icers announced a price increase this week.

The price of all type of runway de-icers will be increased by 150€/T, effective May 15th, 2006.

The price increase reflects the need to offset increasing raw materials, energy and logistics prices.

Kemira is a chemicals group that is made up of four business areas: pulp and paper chemicals, water treatment chemicals, performance chemicals and paints. Kemira is seeking to be a global group of leading chemical businesses with unique competitive position and a high degree of mutual synergy.

In 2005, Kemira recorded net sales of around €2 billion and had a payroll of 8,000 employees. Kemira operates on all continents, in 40 countries.