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Metso’s fabrics contributed once again to a new world speed record – Rhein Papier PM 1

Metso's fabrics contributed to a new world speed record for newsprint paper machines, 2,020 m/min, achieved with Rhein Papier PM 1 in Germany on September 9, 2010. During the 24-hour record run, the press felt in both the pick-up and 1st press was Metso's Transmaster Open (TMO). Both positions are considered to be the most demanding fabric positions on the entire line. September also saw the machine's best ever average monthly speed, 1,937 m/min.

The machine performed excellently during the record run, with a high efficiency rate (97 %) and extremely good runnability. The machine ran at a speed of 2,020 m/min for a period of 36 hours. General Manager of Rhein Papier, Juha Ebeling commented: ”TMO had a significant impact on setting this record! This would never have been possible without the TMO duo, which worked like a dream on the first press. At best the dry content measured over 55 %, when the speed exceeded 2,000 m/min. The edges of the web moved evenly through the press and dryer sections, and we succeeded in keeping the draw between the press and dryer section small. These factors determine the machine's runnability, because if there are problems here, it will lead to breaks and a reduction in speed.”

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: Jukka Lehto, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, PMC, Fabrics business line, Metso, tel. +358 (0)400 831352, email: jukka.lehto(at)metso.com