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.




Kotkamills’ ISLA® product family of plastic-free consumer boards expands to ice cream packaging

Kotkamills Press release June 15th

Kotkamills’ family of ISLA® Consumer Boards are complemented by the freshest members of the family. ISLA® Ice and ISLA® Cream broaden the use of non-plastic solutions in the food industry with the expansion to ice cream packaging.

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Norwich City FC and Kotkamills will plant 26 trees in honour of World Environment Day (5.6.) and Teemu Pukki’s goals scored

Press release
June 4th, 2021

As he is getting ready for the finals of the UEFA European Football Championship tournament, Teemu Pukki is being honoured with a namesake park in South Kymenlaakso, the region where he grew up. Pukki’s English FC Norwich City and the Club’s Sustainability Partner, Kotkamills Oy, will celebrate the end of the season with the Club winning the English Football League Championship title and the Premier League promotion by planting 26 hardwood trees in the landscape around the planned wilderness and natural culture park museum in Pyhtää on 4.6.2021.

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Significant investments in 2020-2022 to improve Kotkamills’ operations

Online news
June 2nd, 2021

Reducing carbon dioxide emissions, water protection, and using energy more efficiently are key targets of Kotkamills’ strategy. In 2020 significant investments were made to improve the mill’s energy efficiency. The aim is to complete the big project to reduce the wastewater treatment plant’s load and the mill’s carbon dioxide emissions by August 2021. Investment projects stretching also into 2022 have been launched.

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Kotkamills and Pyroll awarded in the Uusi puu – New Wood 2021 Competition

Online news
April 29th, 2021

Kotkamills and Pyroll together had earlier been nominated as one of the six finalists of the competition for their Sustainable food service packaging designed for Norwich City F.C. The packaging received ”Everyday Heroes” Special Recognition Award and took also the second place in the public vote.

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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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