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Metso Paper supplied Palm Wörth PM 6 sets new speed record at 1,599 m/min

The PM 6 at Papierfabrik Palm's Wörth mill in Germany continues to set new records for containerboard production. The Metso machine, which set a new daily production world record in April 2007, has now set a new 24-hour world speed record by running at an average speed of 1,599 m/min on July 21-22, 2008. The top speed was 1,608 m/min.

According to Wörth mill manager Dr. Thomas Welt, the machine produced corrugated medium at a basis weight of 95-105 g/m² during the record period. "Running efficiency was 91.4% and total production on reel was 2,262 tons, and average production of 101.5 tons per hour."

PM 6 was supplied by Metso Paper in 2002. It produces testliner at 90-160 g/m², corrugating medium at 80-150 g/m² and Schrenz at 70-120 g/m². With its current production levels the mill will be able to exceed their 600,000 tpy design capacity.

The 10.3-m-wide PM 6 reached its first world record title in late 2005 by running at 1,463 m/min for 24 hours. The second world record title was achieved in September 2006 by running at an average speed of 1,511 m/min.

In addition to excellent runnability, the production line also produces all grades with top quality.

Papierfabrik Palm is one of Europe's most skilled users of recycled fiber with experience dating back to its establishment in 1872. The company employs 700 people at three mills. Its annual production capacity is 850,000 tons of paper for corrugated board and 600,000 tons of newsprint.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2007 net sales of approximately EUR 6 billion. Its almost 27,000 employees in approximately 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries. www.metso.com

For more information, please contact: Juha Kivimaa Senior Manager, Concept and Application Engineering, Metso Paper Tel. +358 400 692 871 E-mail: juha.kivimaa@metso.com