Metsä Tissue releases Katrin brand plastic-free sauna seat cover Green Spa, touts as biodegradable, fully compostable yet water resistant

ESPOO, Finland , May 30, 2011 (press release) – Green Spa is Katrin’s new plastic-free sauna seat cover. Completely biodegradable and fully compostable, it is the first product of its kind to be awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. More ecological, comfortable and hard-wearing than its predecessors, Green Spa is yet another small token of the company’s commitment to promoting sustainable development.

“Although Green Spa contains no plastic, it’s still fully water resistant,” says Metsä Tissue marketing manager Juho Ristimäki.

Sauna seat covers are used widely in venues such as hotels, spas and public swimming pools. With eco-consciousness emerging as a major trend in the hospitality industry, this new biodegradable product is greeted as a welcome innovation promoting responsible product choices.

“When spa staff and customers tested Green Spa, their first impressions were overwhelmingly positive,” Ristimäki concludes.


Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and industrial consumers in Europe. We are also the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking paper products. Our main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. We have production units based in Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Sweden and we have some 3200 employees. Our turnover is EUR 940 million. Metsä Tissue is part of the Metsäliitto Group.

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