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Metso-supplied paper machine at Propapier in Germany shows its speed potential

Published June 10, 2010 15.00.00 +2 GMT

On June 1 and 2, 2010, less than three months after its start-up in March, the new PM 2 paper machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, produced corrugating medium (Wellenstoff) at a basis weight of 80 and 90 g/m2 at the outstandingly high speed of more than 1,500 m/min for several hours. The top speed reached during the test period was 1,602 m/min.

The speed test was started on June 1. The machine speed was continuously increased from 1,300 to 1,600 m/min. During the 19 hours from the moment of having reached the speed of 1,500 m/min until the end of the test run at a speed of 1,602 m/min, the PM 2 line continued production without any breaks. The hourly production intermittently exceeded 90 tonnes, and the quality of the produced Wellenstoff was excellent.

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