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.