Metso supplied PM shows speed potential at Propapier in Germany

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Metso supplied PM shows speed potential at Propapier in Germany

June 10, 2010 - 00:10

HELSINKI, June 10, 2010 (Press Release) -On June 1 and 2, 2010, less than three months after its start-up in March, the new PM 2 paper machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, produced corrugating medium (Wellenstoff) at a basis weight of 80 and 90 g/m2at the outstandingly high speed of more than 1,500 m/min for several hours. The top speed reached during the test period was 1,602 m/min.

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.