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Metso supplied Propapier PM 2 sets new containerboard machine speed record

Published Nov 29, 2010 13.00.00 +2 GMT

On November 25, 2010, only eight months after its start-up in March this year, the new PM 2 paper machine at Propapier PM 2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, set a new containerboard machine 24-hour world record of 1,620 m/min. It is thus the world’s first containerboard machine to exceed the 1,600 m/min speed level and the first to exceed 1 mpm.

During the 24-hour world record run the 10,85-m-wide PM 2 produced 2,049 tonnes of corrugating medium (Wellenstoff) at an average basis weight of 90 g/m2 and a machine efficiency of 93,8 %.

Mill Manager Götz Herold and Production Manager Peter Resvanis of Propapier PM2 GmbH both appraise the entire Metso and Propapier production and technical teams for their excellent support, and look forward to making a new world record trial with 70 and 80 g/m2 paper in January 2011. “We are proud, not only of the new world record, but also of the very high total efficiency of the machine during the trial”, they conclude.

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 amounts to 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: Ari Hiltunen, Paper Technology Manager, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +358 40 748 8432