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Metso-supplied Propapier PM 2 sets another containerboard machine world record at 1,650 m/min

On April 14, 2011, the Metso-supplied PM 2 containerboard machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, set another containerboard machine 24-hour world speed record of 1,650 m/min. During the record run, the 10.85-m-wide PM 2 produced corrugating medium at a basis weight of only 80 g/m2.

This is the second 24-hour world speed record set by Propapier PM 2. On November 25, 2010, the PM 2 set a record of 1,620 m/min at a basis weight of 90 g/m2 being the world’s first containerboard machine to exceed the 1,600 m/min speed level and the first to exceed 1 mpm. The PM 2 was started up in March 2010.

“A second world record in a short period of time confirms the fantastic performance of all teams involved and the outstanding concept of the entire line,” says Jürgen Heindl, CEO of Progroup AG.

The gigantic PM 2 features Metso paper making and automation technology from the stock preparation plant to the OptiConcept paper machine. The design speed of the machine is 1,900 m/min.

Propapier PM2 GmbH is part of Progroup AG, a group of companies offering products and services for the corrugated board-converting industry. 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 28,500 employees in more than 50 countries. www.metso.com

For further information, please contact: Alexander Schumann, Mill Sales Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +49 173 3080 556, alexander.schumann(at)metso.com