Metso-supplied Zhanjiang Chenming PM 1 sets world speed record for woodfree uncoated paper

Published 7/9/2012, 9:00 AM EET

On May 8, 2012, the Metso-supplied PM 1 fine paper machine at Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. in Zhanjiang City in China set a woodfree uncoated machine 24-hour world speed record of 1,710 m/min. During the record run, the 11.15-m-wide PM 1 produced woodfree uncoated printing paper at a basis weight of 70 g/m2.

It took the Zhanjiang Chenming PM 1 only 8 months from the start-up to set a world speed record. The PM 1 was started up on September 1, 2011.

The PM 1 features Metso’s paper making and automation technology from headbox to reel, air and chemical systems and two WinDrum Pro winders. The annual dimensional production capacity of PM 1 is close to 600,000 tonnes of woodfree uncoated printing paper.

Zhanjiang Chenming is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the biggest paper producers in China. In 2011, the company’s paper production capacity was over 4 million tonnes, turnover over EUR 2 billion and the number of employees approx. 17,000.

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