Together we make circularity happen

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 to replace plastics in packaging. While many make claims about being best, we with our stakeholders have actually changed the game for good.




Päivi Suutari appointed Managing Director of MM Kotkamills

Press Release Sept. 9th

The MM (Mayr-Melnhof) Group has appointed Päivi Suutari (58, M.Sc.) as the new Managing Director of MM Kotkamills. She will start in her role on 1.10.2021.

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Press release, Aug. 2nd

Kotkamills joins MM Group, Europe’s leading cartonboard producer – a historic event for both companies

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Kotkamills Customer Magazine Summer 2021

Online news June 24th

In this edition there are articles about Norwich City FC and Kotkamills and the Recognition Award  “Everyday Heroes” in the New Wood 2021 Competition for Sustainable food service packaging, Sensory evaluation and new sensory evaluation laboratory at Kotkamills, our sawmill investment programme, our Technical Customer Service Team and many more articles about our customers, their customers and other stakeholders.

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Kouvola- and Kotka-themed plastic-free paper cups now available in retail stores

Press Release June 22nd

“Where can I buy these for home use? I’d like to bring some cup-based Kotka expertise as a gift when visiting friends.” These sentences have been frequently heard ever since the cups made from Kotkamills’ plastic-free cupstock were first manufactured. Plastic-free coffee cupstock was launched in the markets in early summer 2018; the coffee cups – and today also mugs – have been used e.g. in eateries and at public events, but cups made from the ISLA® barrier board have rarely been available in retail stores.

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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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Business Focus article on Kotkamills: Changing the game to advance circularity

Business Focus has interviewed our CEO Markku Hämäläinen about the circularity of our integrate.

At Kotkamills, we efficiently use raw wood material in the various stages of the production chain. Paper and board production utilises the sawdust and woodchips created when sawing spruce timber into planks, refining sawmill by-products into raw materials that are suitable for our other production processes,” says CEO Markku Hämäläinen.

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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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