Kotkamills New Board Machine Officially Launched

Kotkamills held a special launch event in Finland over the 5th and 6th September to celebrate the official opening of their new 400,000 tonne capacity BM2 cartonboard machine.

Customers, suppliers and brand owners from across the packaging converting and food service packaging industries were present to see Markku Hämäläinen, CEO of Kotkamills, cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the official opening of Kotkamills new BM2 cartonboard machine.

Mr. Martin Kersh (in the middle) of Food Service Packaging Association attending the ribbon cutting ceremony with Mr. Hämäläinen (right).


Mr. Roland Rex presented    Kotkamills an oak tree
plant to symbolize the long-lasting business success of Kotkamills, like an oak tree life.















Guest speakers at two dinners held during the event were Roland Rex, Chairman of Pro Carton, and Martin Kersh, Executive Director of the Food Service Packaging Association. As well as industry commentary, both speakers welcomed the business into the industry and specifically praised their courage and vision in investing to launch new carton board capacity, including a special new range of innovative water-based, dispersion coated barrier boards.

Guests had the opportunity to see the new machine, meet Company management and had the business project, new product range and machine capabilities presented to them during the specially arranged mill visit.


Markku Hämäläinen commented, “This very special day is the culmination of a demanding schedule of work by the Kotkamills team and we now look forward to making our new range of cartonboards and innovative barrier materials available to the world”.

A bright future is expected for the AEGLE range of packaging boards used for folding cartons and the ISLA range of food service boards used for disposable cups and plates. All products are easily recyclable and repulpable along with standard paper waste, including the new range of water-based, dispersion coated barrier boards.

Information about Kotkamills' new Consumer Board products



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