FINLAND • 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 when Kotkamills’ new board machine starts. The option of water-based dispersion coated barriers will be added in the autumn. The new machine will allow barrier coatings to be applied directly on the carton-board machine as part of normal production.
Kotkamills’ folding boxboard AEGLE is suitable for various packaging needs from cosmetics and pharmaceuticals to dry, chilled and frozen food and general packaging. Although lightweight and bulky, the board offers high stiffness, the company said. In addition to standard coated glossy surfaces, Kotkamills offers a silk matte coating. 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, the company said.