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.

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14.4.2021

Fire outbreak at Kotkamills’ sawmill on April 14th caused minor damage, sawmill production will start tomorrow on April 15th

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8.4.2021

Siegwerk and Kotkamills join forces in creating innovative solutions for the development of fibre-based packaging to promote a circular economy

By combining their expertise and latest innovations, Siegwerk and Kotkamills will actively create new capabilities for fibre-based packaging printers and producers, promoting circularity.

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and Kotkamills, a Finnish paper and paperboard manufacturer, have joined forces to create innovative solutions for printers and producers of fibre-based packaging to further drive packaging circularity.

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10.3.2021

Kotkamills is the winner of the Kasvunrakentaja – Growth Builder competition

The Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA) and PwC working as a partner arrange the annual Kasvunrakentaja – Growth Builder competition. This year’s winner is Kotkamills with its interesting growth story of innovative paperboard that replaces plastics. Without the fruitful cooperation with MB Funds, a Finnish private equity firm, this successful innovation story would not have been possible.

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24.2.2021

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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OUR OFFERING

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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Articles

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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