Kari Nurmi



Age: 56


Summary: Finnish vice president and newly-appointed executive director for the research and development of surface treatment and coating of paper within the Ciba Specialty Chemicals subsidiary division at the paper chemical manufacturer Raisio Chemicals Ltd. in Southwest Finland who was a driving force in the Coating Technology Centre and Future Printing Center located in the Raisio Group's business sector as well as in the Turku Science Park and became one of the pioneers of polymer research when he had completed his Licentiate thesis under the supervision of veteran Abo Akademi University adjunct professor Per Stenius during the years in 1977 and 1978.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: December 4, 1948


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Khao Lak, Thailand