From PM2 to BM2

The Solaris® era was finished in style on Saturday morning January 23rd, 2016, as the last reel of Solaris® printing paper was produced on PM2 at Kotkamills Oy. The moment was nostalgic for many of the employees who have played an important role in the manufacture of Solaris® over the decades. Since May 1987, PM2 has produced 3,5 Million tons of Solaris® that has been used for magazines, leaflets, catalogues, supplements and exercise books in nearly 100 different customer countries globally.

Despite the nostalgic occasion the future of Kotkamills is bright. The printing paper machine will be replaced by a modern board machine using the latest technology and will produce recyclable, repulpable and renewable Folding Boxboard and Barrier Board grades. After the demolition of PM2 , the installation work of the new Board Machine (BM2) will be started, and the first reels of Kotkamills’ Consumer Boards will be available for customers after the Midsummer of 2016.

The night shift of January 23rd, 2016 produced the last reel of Solaris®. From left: Tommi Katajala, Veijo Metsola, Jarkko Ylärakkola, Arto Melto and Pauno Rantala.


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Change in Consumer Boards' organization 22 December, 2016

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News on Kotkamills Consumer Board Sales Network 17 November, 2016

Kotkamills New Board Machine Officially Launched 7 October, 2016

Kotkamills to present the next generation of paperboard at FachPack 26 September, 2016

Kotkamills to introduce AEGLE Luxe at LUXE PACK Monaco 20 September, 2016

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Invitation to FachPack Nuremberg 12 September, 2016

Welcome to LUXE PACK Monaco 22 August, 2016

Kotkamills’ new Consumer Board machine now in production 22 July, 2016

Consumer Boards Sales Representative in Japan 6 July, 2016

New gate for heavy traffic to Kotkamills in Kotka 20 June, 2016

Kotkamills launches fully recyclable and repulpable consumer board products AEGLE and ISLA 2 June, 2016

Kotkamills to start the new board machine in July 18 May, 2016

Sales representative in Greece and Cyprus 17 May, 2016

Consumer Boards' sales representative in Israel 13 May, 2016

POLO Handels AG has been appointed to Consumer Boards' sales representative 13 May, 2016

Kotkamills’ Consumer Board products soon available across Europe 4 May, 2016

Customer Magazine 1/2016 27 April, 2016

Environmental report 2015 12 April, 2016

Kotkamills Consumer Boards organisation news 11 April, 2016

Kotkamills was awarded by YVA ry 6 April, 2016

Sales representative in Czech Republic and Slovakia 2 March, 2016

The Consumer Board product range sales representative in Turkey appointed 29 January, 2016

From PM2 to BM2 25 January, 2016

Regional representative in Russia 25 January, 2016

Höyrylinjojen puhdistusta Kotkassa 15 January, 2016

Kotkamills appoints Bjornberg 1781 as sales representative in Poland 13 January, 2016

New sales representative for Consumer Boards 12 January, 2016

SAPII Srl has been appointed as the Italian representative 8 January, 2016