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GE and Kemira Create Global Alliance to Bring Water Technology to the Pulp and Paper Industry

TREVOSE, Pa., March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GE (NYSE:GE) and Kemira today announced a formal distribution agreement, which combines GE's advanced water technology with Kemira's on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry.

For the first time, GE's newest and most advanced boiler and utility area cooling product technologies as well as membrane cleaning chemistry and the entire chemistry water portfolio is now available to the pulp and paper industry. Also included are the remote monitoring and diagnostics products—including the InSight* Knowledge Management Solution and TruSense*—and Novus* polymers for wastewater treatment. Pulp and paper manufacturers also will have access to experts at GE's Service Reliability Center for 24-hour monitoring and support, all backed by both GE and Kemira on-site expertise.

"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," said Billy Ford, senior vice president, paper, Kemira. "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."

"Pulp and paper mills use vast amounts of water to create an end product while also generating considerable wastewater. GE is eager to bring our water solutions to the pulp and paper industry, and Kemira is well-positioned to bring our advanced technologies to their customers," said Kevin Cassidy, chemical and monitoring solutions general manager—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.

About Kemira

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' water, energy and raw material efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2014, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.1 billion and around 4,250 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

About GE

GE (NYSE:GE) imagines things others don't, builds things others can't and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. www.ge.com

About GE Power & Water

GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world's most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water's six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE's largest industrial business.
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For more information, contact:
Angie Hansen
GE Power & Water
+1 215 942 3511
angie.hansen@ge.com

Beth Coffman or Howard Masto
Masto Public Relations
+1 518 786 6488
beth.coffman@mastopr.com
howard.masto@ge.com

CONTACT: Angie Hansen GE Power & Water +1 215 942 3511 angie.hansen@ge.com Beth Coffman or Howard Masto Masto Public Relations +1 518 786 6488 beth.coffman@mastopr.com howard.masto@ge.com

Source:GE Power & Water