Metso-supplied papermaking line starts up at Propapier in Germany
The Metso-supplied papermaking line of Propapier PM2 GmbH came successfully on stream on March 15, 2010 at Propapier’s greenfield mill site in Eisenhüttenstadt in Germany.
The new PM 2 line will produce up to 650,000 tonnes of testliner and fluting grades annually in the basis weight range of 70-130 g/m2 out of 100 % recycled fiber.
The gigantic 10.85-m-wide PM 2 features state-of-the-art paper making and automation technology by Metso, from the stock preparation plant to the OptiConcept paper machine. The design speed of the machine is 1,900 m/min. A two-year cooperation agreement will support the systematic optimization of the production and quality of the line.
Raimo Tuominen, Metso’s Project Manager, describes the commissioning and start-up of the line as very successful, in terms of schedule and co-operation with the motivated Propapier site team.
Götz Herold, Mill Manager of Propapier PM2 GmbH: “Thanks to the excellent commissioning work during the last few weeks we were able to successfully start the production of saleable Wellenstoff (corrugating medium) with a basis weight of 90 g/m2 at the speed of 1,250 m/min on the planned start-up date of March 15, 2010. A world-class mill of the highest technical level has been built in Eisenhüttenstadt.”
Propapier PM2 GmbH is part of Progroup AG, a group of companies offering products and services for the corrugated board-converting industry. After the start-up of PM 2, the annual tonnage of Progroup AG's two paper mills will equal 1 million tonnes of containerboard.
Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have about 27,000 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com
For more information, please contact: Raimo J. Tuominen, Project Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 833 4985, raimo.j.tuominen(at)metso.com