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Metso-supplied Propapier board machine performs outstandingly

One of the fastest containerboard machines in the world, PM 1 at Propapier GmbH in Burg, Germany, continues excellent performance. The machine set a new speed record by running 1,366 m/min with 100 g/m2 fluting on January 9th, 2008. The 6,300 mm wide PM 1 started up in 2000, and it produces testliner and fluting from 100 % recycled fiber in the basis weight range of 90 – 230 g/m2.

Mr. Peter Resvanis, Production Manager of Propapier GmbH, is very pleased with the outstanding result. Over the years, the PM 1 performance and quality has been systematically optimized by Metso Paper together with Propapier GmbH. As a result, the machine has clearly exceeded its dimensioned production and set speed records with superior efficiency. The target of the latest co-operation agreement signed in July 2007 is to further improve the machine performance.

Propapier GmbH is part of Progroup AG, a group of companies offering products and services for the corrugated board-processing industry.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its more than 26,000 employees in more than 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: Markku Alakoski, Project Manager, Service, Metso Paper Tel +358 40 5638 630 E-mail: markku.alakoski@metso.com