Eka Chemicals is one of the world's leading manufacturers of bleaching and performance chemicals for the pulp and paper industry. The company's mill-wide experience gives it a result-oriented approach to pulp and paper chemicals and their use. It also develops and markets specialty chemicals for other industrial applications. Founded in 1895, Elektrokemiska Aktiebolaget (EKA)was established in Bengtsfors, Sweden by Alfred Nobel (founder of the Nobel Prize), C. W. Collander and Managing Director Rudolf Liljeqvist. Chlorine and alkali are the first products. Eka Chemicals has 2,700 employees worldwide and production at 40 sites in 18 countries. Eka Chemicals, headquartered in Sweden, is a business unit in Marietta, Ga.