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Kotkamills Launches New Repulpable Consumer Board Product Lines

Kotkamills' boxboard products

June 2, 2016 - Kotkamills is launching its new range of consumer board products: the folding boxboard range will be covered by the AEGLE brand and the food service range by the ISLA brand. The standard board ranges will be launched in July 2016 when Kotkamills' new board machine starts up. The option of water-based dispersion coated barriers will be added in the fall. The new machine will for the first time allow barrier coatings to be applied directly on the cartonboard machine as part of normal production.

“With our next-generation barrier boards, it is possible to use the normal paper recycling process, as they are fully recyclable and repulpable,” said Markku Hämäläinen, CEO of Kotkamills. “The board itself is manufactured paying special attention to utilizing wood raw material effectively, as well as minimizing environmental effects with the help of the latest available technology.”

Kotkamills' folding boxboard AEGLE is suitable for various packaging needs from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to dry, chilled and frozen food and general packaging. AEGLE folding boxboards will be available with and without recyclable barriers.

The ISLA product range is intended to be used for the production of food service packaging, such as disposable cups and plates. The fact that the dispersion coated barriers used are fully recyclable and repulpable means that after use, such paperboard cups and plates can be easily disposed of along with normal paper waste.

The raw material for all Kotkamills' board products are procured from certified Nordic forests.

Kotkamills has two production sites in Finland, located in Kotka and Imatra, and a subsidiary L.P. Pacific Films for Imprex® production in Malaysia. To learn more, please visit: www.kotkamills.com.

SOURCE: Kotkamills Oy