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             Plastiroll doubled its
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              biodegradable film
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                                                                                              Content                                                           LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
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                                                                                                                                                                 The corporate earnings logic is undergoing a revolution. Growth and profit are no
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                                                                                               Plastiroll customer                                               longer based solely on having to sell more and more – you can also make a profit through
         Pla                                                                                                                                                     economising and more efficient recycling. This is referred to as the green economy, where
                                                                                               magazine 2 0 10                                                   ecology and other sustainable values are highly appreciated.
          Nov 2010                                                                                                                                               Corporate social responsibility is one of the current trends highlighted in speeches and
                                               bled its                                                                                                          mentioned in different kinds of reports. Even though talk may just be talk, and the deeds
                                 Plastiroll dou n of                                                                                                             do not always match the words, responsibility should not be seen as a burden or an
                                     productio lm                                                                                                                unpleasant duty. Instead, it can be embraced as an opportunity.
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                                   biodegradab                                                                                                                   The green economy can be a genuinely good thing for all parties. You have to bear in
                                                                                                                                                                 mind, however, what the company’s overall responsibility ultimately includes. It means
                                                                                                                                                       page      operating in a responsible way from the perspective of both the environment and
                                                                                                                                                                 society, without forgetting the economic impact on the various stakeholders. Corporate
                                                               Editorial .................................................................................. 3    responsibility is part of the entire value chain that comprises the subcontractors, factories,
                                                                                                                                                                 employees, society, environment, investors, and, ultimately, the customers.
                                                               Plastiroll doubled its production of biodegradable film ... 4-5                                   We cannot look back as we seek to find new solutions. The things we do today must be
                                                                                                                                                                 done in a significantly less harmful way in the future. When introducing new technologies,
                                                               Europe’s most advanced bio line ......................................6-7                         the corporate world has to pay attention to the economy, efficiency, risk management,
                                                                                                                                                                 usability and commercial potential.
                                                               Customers prefer sustainable packaging solutions ......... 8-9
                                                                                                                                                                 In industry, environmental considerations have to be extended to the different phases of
                                                               Ecological notes for packaging materials ...................... 10-11                             the whole process. The wood processing industry has started to pay increasing attention
                                                                                                                                                                 to the operations in the early stages of the process – that is, to the acquisition of raw
                                                                                                                                                                 material and thus the ethical purposes in forest management.
                                                                                                                                                                 Earlier this year, Plastiroll was awarded the PEFC Chain of Custody certification related to
                                                                                                                                                                 tracking the origin of wood. The certification ensures that the raw material we buy and
                                                                                                                                                                 use is legal and comes from sustainably managed forests. It is an important part of our
                                                                                                                                                                 environmental management system.
                                                                                                                                                                 The environmental cause is also served by our newly completed film factory, which
                                                                                                                                                                 is an excellent example of the factory of the future, where ecological products are
                                                                                                                                                                              manufactured in an energy-efficient way. By recovering the heat genera-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ted in the production process we can heat the whole factory property.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Efficiency is sensible from the perspective of the enterprise, national
                                                                                                                                                                                          economy and the environment – it’s a win-win for everyone.
                                                                                                                                                                                             We still believe in a growing demand for ecological pack-
                                                                                                                                                                                              aging materials. We have invested in the production of bio-
                                                                                                                                                                                               degradable film and doubled our production capacity. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                new bio line takes Plastiroll to the cutting-edge of tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                nology that is the best in Europe and to a new era in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                field in one fell swoop. This era will be one of increased
                                                                                                                                                                                                opportunities for choice and a cleaner environment.

                                                               Publisher: Plastiroll Oy
                                                               Editors: Joonatan / Jouni Kilpeläinen                                                                                                         Kari Laukkanen
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                                                               Print: Offset Ulonen Oy 2010
4         To keep its edge as a manufac-                    Ecological products                  5
          turer of biodegradable films, Plas-                – energy-efficient
          tiroll has invested in a new state-
          of-the-art production line. The
          investment required an extension             Reducing energy consumption and
          to the existing film factory facili-         preventing energy wastage are im-
          ties, creating about 1,400 square            portant objectives in the European
          metres of new production and                 Union. Despite that, the total energy
          storage space. At the same time,             consumption keeps increasing in sev-
          the older sections were substan-             eral countries across Europe. Mr Mat-
                                                       tila thinks one of the ways to curb the
          tially renovated. The total value of         growth is energy efficiency.
          the new investment amounted to
                                                       “It is an easy, affordable and environ-
          more than four million euro.                 mentally friendly way to reduce con-
                                                       sumption and increase energy self-
          Marko Mattila, Production Director           sufficiency,” explains the Production
          at Plastiroll, says that Plastiroll’s film   Manager.
          factory has operated at the upper            Mr Mattila summarises the key prin-
          limits of its production capacity for        ciples of Plastiroll’s energy policy as
                                                       follows: “As the price of energy in-
          a long time but has managed to keep
                                                       creases and the emissions regulations
          up the required speed through effi-          become more strict, it will be crucial
          cient production run planning. “Our          to improve energy efficiency, reduce
          confidence in the growing inter-             operating costs and emissions, and in-
          national demand and the break-               crease self-sufficiency – these will be
          through of our new applications is so        our key values and future competitive
          strong that it was easy to make the          factors.”

    Plastiroll doubled its production of biodegradable film
          investment decision,” says Mr Mat-           The newly completed film factory is
          tila. Thanks to the new bio line, the        an excellent example of a modern en-
          production capacity will double and          ergy-efficient factory with operating
          the production will become more di-          principles that emphasise systematic
          verse.                                       consideration of the environmental
                                                       and energy issues in all phases of the
          Mr Mattila says that the new produc-
          tion line enables the manufacture of
          multilayer films and their modifica-
          tion to meet customers’ individual           “Since achieving the environmental
          needs by providing a wider range of          certification in 2000 we have sought
                                                       to continuously improve our opera-
          barrier and strength properties, for         tions. For example, we now recover
          example. Here Mr Mattila is prima-           the heat generated in the production
          rily referring to biodegradable films,       process at the new plant and utilise
          Plastiroll being one of the leading          the energy in heating the whole prop-
          European manufacturers.                      erty,” says Mr Mattila, clearly proud.
          “We will now be able to provide
          more diverse and more personal-              “When marketing our products as
          ised solutions tailored to each cus-         ecological alternatives, how and
          tomer’s needs. The new investment,           where they are manufactured is not
          along with the increased production          insignificant. A sensible energy policy
                                                       supports our environmental values,
          capacity, also means improved qual-          which have always been a matter of
          ity. This will directly show as a better     honour for us, and we will stick to
          service for our customers,” says Mr          that,” Mr Mattila firmly concludes.
          Mattila – and that’s a promise.
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                                    The new bio line takes Plastiroll                                                  rent. We are able to provide our cus-
                                    to the cutting-edge of technol-                                                    tomers with a more tailored solution
                                    ogy that is the best in Europe                                                     to meet their needs spot on,” says
                                                                                                                       Mr Suvisalmi.
                                    and to a new era in the field in
                                    one fell swoop. The new produc-                                                    As an example of this, Mr Suvisalmi
                                                                                                                       mentions the completely clear bio-
                                    tion line will be able to produce                                                  degradable film.
                                    the kind of biodegradable appli-
                                    cations that used to be just wild
                                                                                                                       For the food industry, trade
                                    dreams in Plastiroll’s famous                                                            and agriculture
                                    black notebook.
                                                                                                                       Plastiroll’s first biodegradable appli-
                                      All experiences carefully                                                        cations were waste bags and sacks
                                                                                                                       for both households and professional
                                           written down                       ers, as well as the results of collab-
                                                                                                                       use. Over the years the product fam-
                                                                              orative product development, have
                                                                              been documented in detail.”              ily has expanded to include shopping
                                    Jukka Suvisalmi, Sales Manager at                                                  bags, fruit and vegetable bags, let-
                                    Plastiroll, recounts how all of the im-                                            tuce wrappings and bread bags.
                                    portant information and experience        The black notebook is a real store-

    Biodegradable film since 1997   accumulated over the past thirteen
                                    years is recorded in a black note-
                                                                              house of information and provides a
                                                                              solid foundation for product devel-
                                                                              opment and sales planning. Bioska’s
                                                                                                                       Biodegradable packaging materials
                                                                                                                       are best suited to goods with a limit-

    Europe’s most advanced
                                                                              path to being a market leader in the     ed shelf life, such as bakery products,
                                    “The black notebook includes notes                                                 lettuce and vegetables.
                                    from 1997, when the first biode-          Finnish market is largely based on
                                    gradable bags entered the Finnish         these notes and documents.
                                    shop shelves under the brand name                                                  Mr Suvisalmi confirms that the
                                    Bioska. The notebook contains all         “Another important factor is the         greatest demand for the new biode-
                                                                                                                       gradable materials has been in the

    bio line ready for new
                                    the test run results, the raw material    pioneer spirit with its boldness and
                                    compositions used and other factors       an open, experimental mindset.           food industry and agriculture. “For
                                    affecting the runs. A large chunk of      Open-mindedness comes from the           example, we have been working on
                                    the notes comes from meetings with        entrepreneur-driven owner base           a new bread bag for years. With the
                                    our customers and Plastiroll’s inter-     that realised early on that nothing is   old technology we did not always
                                    nal meetings. Based on these, the         impossible – you just have to think      manage to meet the high standard

                                    expectations of customers and sell-       positively and believe in yourself. It   set by the market. Today, the physi-
                                                                              is really all about replacing the ma-    cal properties of our new ecological
                                                                              terial used before with a more eco-      biomaterials do not differ from those
                                                                              logical alternative, in this case with   in the traditional plastic films,” says
                                                                              a biodegradable material,” summar-       Mr Suvisalmi.
                                                                              ises Mr Suvisalmi.
                                                                                                                       The market and the packaging indus-
                                                                              A revolution of opportunities            try as a whole are at the threshold
                                                                                                                       of significant changes. The demand
                                                                                                                       will focus more and more on alter-
                                                                              The idea of the new bio line is based    natives that are environmentally less
                                                                              on a multilayer solution that com-       burdening. Plastiroll is one of the
                                                                              bines different biomaterials with        leading manufacturers of biodegra-
                                                                              each other. The layers can be clear,     dable films in Europe.
                                                                              opaque, black, coloured, smooth,
                                                                              sticky, matt, glossy, etc. By combin-
                                                                              ing suitable mixes you can produce
                                                                              stronger products than before, that
                                                                              are more resilient to grease, steam or
                                                                              different gases.

                                                                              “This creates new opportunities and
                                                                              dimensions for biodegradable film.
                                                                              We used to be able to only produce
                                                                              the so-called mono film, and adjust
                                                                              the barrier qualities in a rather lim-
                                                                              ited way. Now the situation is diffe-                 Bioska since 1997
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    Customers prefer

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                          Plastiroll’s Jazz Club presents
     Ecological notes for packaging materials
                                                                                                             The competition had three series,       “We have worked really hard to            Description:
     To the attention of Ms. Piia HEIKKINEN - PLASTIROLL
                                                                                                             each of them evaluating the pack-       achieve commercial success, and the
                                                                                                             aging innovations according to the      product’s current applications also       JAZZ@HEAT is biodegra-
     Dear Exhibitor,                                                                                                                                                                           dable and compostable*
                                                                                                             following criteria:                     confirm its versatility and strong eco-
                                                                                                                                                     logical nature. Our ongoing technical     SBS board with aqua coating,
     Pre-selected along with 47 other products, your innovation got a tremendous success amongst our jury,   1) The economic aspect: added
                                                                                                                                                     development and solid production          and is designed for dual oven
     gathering specialised journalists from the trade press.                                                 value and efficient solutions for the
                                                                                                                                                     expertise ensure we will be able to       use up to 220°C. Jazz@Heat
     We are glad to officially inform you that your product Eco Barrier JAZZ@HEAT has been selected to be    company;
                                                                                                                                                     further strengthen the product’s          material is thus suitable for
     displayed on PACK INNOVATION 2010,                                                                      2) The environmental aspect: fair                                                 pressed trays, as well as for
                                                                                                                                                     market position in the future.”
     Category: Materials /accessories and components/packages                                                and environmentally responsible                                                   glued food packages, and can
     We warmly congratulate you on this success which underlines the quality of your innovative product.     solutions;                                                                        be used for chilled, frozen and
                                                                                                                                                     Ms Heikkinen says that Plastiroll is
                                                                                                             3) The social/human aspect: usage,                                                ambient food. (*according to
                                                                                                                                                     now able to offer a wide range of eco-
     With best regards                                                                                       meaning, and ergonomics for the                                                   EN 13432)
                                                                                                                                                     logical alternatives, even for advanced
     Stéphanie DRYANDER                                                                                      benefit of the individual.
                                                                                                                                                     food packaging, and Jazz@Heat is a
                                                                                                             The winners of the competition                                                    Customer benefits:
                                                                                                                                                     good example of this.
                                    At the end of October, Piia Heikkinen, Export                            will be officially announced at the
                                                                                                                                                                                               Eco Barrier Jazz@Heat is
                                    Manager at Plastiroll, had the pleasure of receiving                     exhibition, so at the time of writing   “The product is food grade and totally    aqua-coated SBS board that
                                    the e-mail quoted above, sent by the organisers of                       we do not yet know the final rating     compostable, and it also endures high     enables a reduction in the
                                    the Emballage 2010 Packaging Exhibition in Paris,                        for Plastiroll’s innovation.            temperatures. The idea is that this       total weight of the food
                                    France.                                                                                                          board material will gradually replace     package as less coating is
                                    Ms Heikkinen says that the Pack Innovation                               “Even getting this far is a positive    environmentally harmful materials,        needed to achieve excel-
                                    competition – organised in connection with the                           achievement and really rewarding        such as aluminium or plastic-coated       lent grease resistance and a
                                    Emballage 2010 exhibition to be held at the end                          for us,” says Ms Heikkinen with a       oven pans,” says Ms Heikkinen.            high moisture barrier. Whilst
                                    of November – received a total of 243 entries, of                        smile, giving thanks to the entire                                                being 100% biodegradable
                                    which 109 packaging innovations were shortlisted                         organisation, especially to the         Jazz@Heat belongs to the Jazz series      and compostable*, the food
                                    by a preliminary jury. The jury consisting of the                        product development team and their      in the Plastiroll product family. The     package is easy to dispose of
                                    representatives of international packaging press                         dogged persistence in pursuing new      Jazz series consists of products with     as bio waste, or recycle with
                                    then selected 48 innovations for the final.                              solutions.                              paper- and board-based compostable        other packaging materials
                                                                                                                                                     structures. The Plastiroll Pack´n Save    after use. Jazz@Heat material
                                                                                                                 For oven or freezer                 concept also offers other ecological      is designed for dual oven use
                                                                                                              – ultimately all packaging             packaging materials. The Classic series   up to 220°C. The material
                                                                                                             ends up in the environment              comprises the traditional polythene       is also printable, mouldable,
                                                                                                                                                     coatings and laminates, and the Rock      glueable, and heat seal-
                                                                                                                                                     series includes Plastiroll’s biodegra-    able against many different
                                                                                                             The Export Manager is obviously
                                                                                                                                                     dable packaging materials.                materials (e.g. coated board
                                                                                                             pleased by the distinction achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                               or high-barrier film). This
                                                                                                             in the competition, but she does not
                                                                                                                                                                                               sustainable and ecological
                                                                                                             seem too surprised:
                                                                                                                                                                                               packaging material adds to
                                                                                                                                                                                               a positive corporate image
                                                                                                                                                                                               and gives marketing benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                               when being used for packages
                                                                                                                                                                                               of organic food. (* according
                                                                                                                                                                                               to EN13432, tested by ISEGA,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Germany 2009)

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     Vanha Vaasantie 13
     FI-33470 Ylöjärvi, Finland
     Phone: +358 3 3800 800
     Telefax: +358 3 3800 888

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