Less than five months after its start-up in March this year the new PM 2 paper machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, exceeded its design capacity of 2,090 tonnes per day.
On July 23, 2010 PM 2 produced 2,099 tonnes of corrugating medium (Wellenstoff) and testliner 3 at an average basis weight of 109 g/m2. Machine efficiency reached 99.2 %. This achievement was made possible thanks to the excellent optimization work by the whole Propapier team in good co-operation with Metso.
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.