Metso Paper -supplied PM 6 sets new world speed record at Papierfabrik Palm

Published Sept 20, 2006 11.00.00 +2 GMT

The Metso Paper -supplied PM 6 at Papierfabrik Palm in Wörth, Germany, has become the first-ever containerboard machine to continuously run at more than 1,500 m/min for 24 hours. On 14 September 2006 the machine ran at an average speed of 1,511 m/min, producing corrugating medium at 100-110 g/m². Runnability and quality were excellent and this resulted in a new daily production record of 2,081 tons.

The record-breaking machine was supplied by Metso Paper in 2002. The PM 6, which has a net width of 10.3 m, produces testliner at 90-140 g/m², corrugating medium at 80-130 g/m² and Schrenz at 70-120 g/m². The quality of all grades produced has been exceptionally good since start-up.

The Metso Paper delivery consisted of complete recycled fiber lines and stock preparation systems, the containerboard machine, two winders, and roll handling systems.

Papierfabrik Palm is one of Europe's most skilled users of recycled fiber with experience dating back to their establishment in 1872. The company employs 700 people at three mills. Production capacity for the company is 850,000 tons of paper for corrugated board and 580,000 tons of newsprint per year.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2005 net sales of approximately EUR 4.2 billion. Its 22 000 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.

For further information please contact: Ilpo Ollila Senior Vice President, Project Management Paper and Board Business Line Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 40 502 4013 E-mail: