Kotkamills invests in Imprex production

The leading producer of laminating paper products, Kotkamills, starts an about 13 million euros two-phase investment programme to strengthen its position as the leading global supplier of overlaying films for plywood industry. 

In the first phase the company invests in a new impregnation production line in its subsidiary, L.P. Pacific Films, in Malaysia. The new line will start up by the end of the year 2015.

According to the plan, in the second phase of the investment programme in 2016 the company will increase the production capacity of Imprex overlaying films in its mill in Kotka in Southern Finland. In addition to the capacity increase, the new line will also enable the expanding of the Imprex product range.

There are altogether about 90 persons working for the Imprex business area in Finland and Malaysia. The Imprex products are produced by converting the Absorbex paper which is produced in the company in Finland. The customers of the Imprex products are the plywood and the laminate industries.


Further information:
Ms Tuija Suur-Hamari, CEO, Kotkamills, +358 40 529 6912, or
Mr Mikael Strömberg, President, L.P. Pacific Films, +6012 701 0794,

Kotkamills ( is a forest industry company producing laminating and printing papers as well as wood products. The production lines of the company are located in Kotka and in Imatra in Finland and in Pasir Gudang in Malaysia. The sales of the company were about 275 million euros in 2013 and it employs about 500 persons.


News 2014