BM2, a consumer board machine from Kotkamills, started production in Kotka, Finland. A range of folding boxboards will be produced under the brand name Aegle, and a range of food service boards under the brand name Isla.
Two main market areas will be served by the machine: packaging for food, confectionery, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; and food service disposable cups and plates.
According to the manufacturer, BM2 is the first machine in the world able to produce dispersion-barrier coatings directly on the machine. It produces barrier boards that can be recycled with normal paper waste due to having no plastic content. Also, the new system will decrease electricity and water consumption at the Kotka site.