What we work for

Plastic-free for daily life

We love our takeaways but hate the waste. What can we do to find a balance? What enables our fast-paced lifestyles and lets us enjoy it with a good conscience? At Kotkamills, we actively work for better options that make takeaways and other convenience packaging plastic-free. While many make claims about being best, we’ve actually changed the game for good.




Take a careful look at what you are holding, the right cup can be a real eco-action

Press release, Feb. 24th, 2021

Kotkamills, the developer of the Finnish innovation, a plastic-free consumer board product that can be recycled and repulped up to six times, is concerned that the unsuccessful interpretation of the EU Directive could place the environmentally unique product into the wrong category. The use of plastic must be reduced and, ideally, discontinued where not needed. Why doesn’t the EU clearly support this development, asks CEO Markku Hämäläinen.

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Kotkamills is a finalist in the Growth Builder competition

Online news Feb. 24th, 2021

This year three finalists in the Kasvunrakentaja ”Growth Builder” competition are: PHM Group, the Nordic property maintenance specialist; Supermetrics, offering tools to process marketing data; and Kotkamills, creating alternatives to plastic.

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Kotkamills – official main sponsor of FC KTP

Press Release Jan. 28th, 2021

“We want to support football also for juniors and women”
Kotkamills, a manufacturer of fully recyclable food service board, and FC KTP have signed a broad collaboration agreement for the 2021 football season. The main collaboration covers the men’s and women’s teams as well as the club’s juniors.

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Kotkamills will be an Official Sponsor for 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Press Release Jan. 21st, 2021

Kotkamills, a manufacturer of fully recyclable food service board, will be an Official Sponsor of the 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to be held in Finland. The World Championship will be played in Tampere and Helsinki, May 13 – 29 in 2022.

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Consumer Boards

Easily recyclable, versatile board for the convenience of the food service industry.

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Folding Boxboard offers quality that stands out, is easy to recycle while stiff and protective in transport.

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Our Consumer Boards offering is built on our own innovations and provides sustainable, easily recyclable solutions for a variety of uses with a focus on convenience packaging.

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Absorbex kraft paper

Global leader in saturating base kraft papers, the core raw material for high pressure laminates.

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Sawmill products

Using the highest quality renewable raw material from certified forests for demanding uses including our own businesses.

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Our unique integrated mill

Accelerating circularity together

Kotkamills is made of three separate but united business lines working together as a forerunner of the circular economy. Our integrated mill uses wood within the system efficiently at the various stages of the production chain. Connecting with other companies lets us accelerate circularity and spread the scope of our positive impact.

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Norwich says no to plastics

Norwich City F.C. is switching to using only cups and food packaging made from plastic-free barrier board at the club’s football stadium Carrow Road.

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Investing in quality

During the annual maintenance shutdown, Kotkamills made investments that will further improve the consistency and quality of Absorbex® Kraft Paper and support the growth of production capacity in the future.

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