Metso’s fabrics contributed to a world speed record

Published Feb 18, 2010 11.00.00 +2 GMT

Holmen Paper Madrid PM 62 in Spain ran a new newsprint machine world speed record on January 25, 2010. The new record is now set at 2,014 m/min. During the record run all critical press felt positions were equipped with Metso’s Tamfelt fabrics: TMO with a nonwoven base on the pick-up and 1st press positions and a conventional nonwoven base felt on the 2nd press shoe position.

In addition to the felts, a Tamfelt BlackBelt shoe press belt was contributing to the record on the second shoe press.

During the record run machine runnability and paper quality were excellent. And, as stated by the Holmen Paper Madrid PM 62 crew, Tamfelt high quality fabrics and service demonstrated their ability to add performance – once again.

As of December 28, 2009 Tamfelt, a world leading supplier of technical textiles, has been part of Metso Group.

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.

For more information, please contact: Jukka Lehto, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Tamfelt PMC Corp., Metso Tel. +358 400 831 352, e-mail: