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Metso-supplied Propapier paper machine exceeds its design capacity at top efficiency

Less than five months after its start-up in March this year the new PM 2 paper machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, exceeded its design capacity of 2,090 tonnes per day.

On July 23, 2010 PM 2 produced 2,099 tonnes of corrugating medium (Wellenstoff) and testliner 3 at an average basis weight of 109 g/m2. Machine efficiency reached 99.2 %. This achievement was made possible thanks to the excellent optimization work by the whole Propapier team in good co-operation with Metso.

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 equals 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:

Michael Müller, Paper Technology Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +49 173 308 0537