Papierfabrik Palm PM 6 sets new speed world record for containerboard machines

Published Nov 16, 2005 11.00.00 +2 GMT

The Metso Paper supplied PM 6 containerboard making line at Papierfabrik Palm in Wörth, Germany, has set a new speed world record for containerboard machines. The PM 6 ran on November 10, 2005, at an average speed of 1,463 m/min for a period of 24 hours, producing corrugating medium of 100-105 g/m². The top speed was 1,507 m/min.

The record-breaking machine was supplied by Metso Paper in 2002. The PM 6, having a web width of 10 m, is producing testliner of 90 to 140 g/m², corrugating medium of 80 to 130 g/m² and Schrenz of 70 to 120 g/m². The quality of all grades produced on PM 6 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 in three mills. Production capacity for the company is 820,000 tons of paper for corrugated board and 560,000 tons of graphic paper per year.

Metso is a global technology corporation serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, energy industry as well as in selected other industries. In 2004, the net sales of Metso Corporation were approx. EUR 4 billion, and it has some 23,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Metso's shares are listed in the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information please contact: Kari Kalliala, President, Board Business Line, Metso Paper, Inc. Tel. +358 204 82 6975