Åland stamp penetrates wondrous world of tubing

Medical and industrial tubing

On 5 June, Åland Post issues a stamp promoting Optinova Group, world leader in the manufacture of polymer-based tubing for medical and industrial applications and one of the largest companies in Åland.

The Optinova Group supplies advanced precision manufacturing of special tubing through extrusion solutions. The high-tech components are manufactured with high requirements for quality and hygiene to withstand both strong pressure and high temperatures. They are used in thousands of products, not only pacemakers, cannulas, insulin pumps and dialysis catheters, but also in coffee machines, fire extinguishing systems, heat exchangers, brake cables and broadband. 

The company history started in 1971 when Swedish company Habia Ab established a factory in Åland to produce tubing and cables naming it Godby Plast. Owned by Åland investment company Eriksson Capital since 1992, the slogan “feelgoodfactory” is the guiding star of Optinova.

Optinova operates almost exclusively on the international market, a fact that is reflected in the more than 400 employees of 25 different nationalities. More than half of the employees work with manufacture and development in factories located in Godby and Jomala in Åland. Exporting to customers worldwide, Optinova also has a production site in Bangkok, Thailand, and sales offices in India, China and the USA. Headquarters are located in Mariehamn.

Date of issue5 June 2020
PhotographerKjell Söderlund
Edition90 000
DenominationInrikes (€1.70)
Price FDC€2.50
Stamp size35 x 35 mm
Sheet size2 x 15 stamps
Paper110 g/m²
Perforation13 per 2 cm
Printing method4-coloir offset
Printing houseCartor Security Printing