Kemira announces winner of "Food for Thought" innovation challenge

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Kemira announces winner of "Food for Thought" innovation challenge

December 13, 2018 - 04:26

HELSINKI, Dec. 13, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, is happy to announce the winner of the "Food for Thought" innovation challenge - looking for new business models and alternatives to single use plastics in food packaging.

The winning team of food packaging and behaviour design professionals, represented by Janne Asikainen and Riitta Mettomäki, is called Koepala. At the end of an intensive 2-day camp organized jointly by Kemira and the Industryhack innovation platform, Koepala presented a sustainable and functional packaging solution for takeaway food. The Kemira jury chose the winners among four teams that were invited to participate in the camp.

"Koepala's proposal is very concrete and responded well to our challenge. It can be piloted in a short time frame and we see potential in it. A great big thanks to all teams for their interest and participation, it is truly inspirational to collaborate with these bright minds," says Sami Puttonen, Senior Manager from Kemira's Pulp & Paper segment.

Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2017, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and 4,732 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.