Fire at Kotkamills’ sawmill was detected at 3:45 in a debarker machine. In-house fire-fighters and municipal fire-fighters opened the machine and extinguished the fire.
No one was injured. According to preliminary estimates, the damage will be a few tens of thousands of euros and sawmill production is expected to start tomorrow.This was a rather small fire with limited impacts. More detailed information will be available in the afternoon. The production at the paper and board machines was not affected.
Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, Kotkamills Oy
tel. +358 40 721 0548
Kotkamills, located in Finland, is an experienced and responsible global partner, manufacturing innovative products created from wood, a renewable natural resource. Our range of sustainable products includes food-safe consumer boards, the high-quality saturating base kraft paper Absorbex®, and ecological wood products. The fully recyclable AEGLE® and ISLA® boards, produced since 2016, were complemented in 2018 with water-based dispersion barriers, replacing plastics used in packaging and food service applications. All our products are environmentally friendly, recyclable and safe to use.
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