Kotkamills Oy navigates a sustainable path for The Tall Ships Races 2017 in Kotka

The city of Kotka is a host port of the international Tall Ships Races sailing event this summer in the middle of July. The event takes place mostly on the island of Kotka where Kotkamills Oy is located. Kotkamills creates innovative products from wood, a renewable raw material. The product range of Kotkamills includes easily recyclable consumer board, special high-quality laminating papers and ecological wood products. Kotkamills’ products are environmentally sound, recyclable and safe to use.

Kotkamills is proud to be one of the partners supporting The Tall Ships Races event this year, and to have the opportunity to emphasise the circular economy and sustainability made possible with fibre based products. Kotkamills is providing the restaurants and coffee shops of the event area with disposable paper cups and plates made of easily recyclable barrier board.

For example, the disposable paper cups are made with a water based, dispersion coated barrier, replacing the more normally used extruded plastic coating. This means that the cups are easily recycled with other standard paper waste, allowing the recovered fibre to be used again.

Use of Kotkamills’ fully recyclable board products is a good example of how sustainability can be designed into a product to enhance the circular economy and support daily life, such as at outdoor events like The Tall Ships Race in Kotka this summer.

Further information: Mr. Markku Hämäläinen, CEO of Kotkamills Oy, tel. +358 40 721 0548, markku.hamalainen(at)


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