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Metso-supplied Propapier PM2 sets containerboard machine speed record of 1,675 m/min in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

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Metso-supplied Propapier PM2 sets containerboard machine speed record of 1,675 m/min in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

March 05, 2012 - 15:29

HELSINKI, March 6, 2012 (Press Release) -On February 23, 2012, the Metso-supplied PM 2 containerboard machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, set yet another 24-hour world speed record of 1,675 m/min. The PM 2 thus became the first containerboard machine to break the 100 km/h milestone. During the record run, the 10.85-m-wide PM 2 was producing corrugating medium at a basis weight of 80 g/m2 at a total efficiency of 91%.

This is already the third 24-hour world speed record set by Propapier PM 2 in a fairly short time. The first was set on November 25, 2010, when PM 2 set a record of 1,620 m/min at a basis weight of 90 g/m2 becoming the world's first containerboard machine to exceed the 1,600 m/min speed level and to exceed 1 mpm. A few months later on April 14, 2011, producing corrugating medium at a basis weight of 80 g/m2, a new speed record was set at 1,650 m/min. The PM 2 was started up in March 2010.

"A third world record in a row is truly a great example of results that can be achieved with highly skilled and motivated teams working together, determined to get the most out of modern papermaking technology," says Jürgen Heindl, CEO of Progroup AG.

The gigantic PM 2 features Metso paper making and automation technology from the stock preparation plant to the OptiConcept paper machine. The design speed of the machine is 1,900 m/min.

Propapier PM2 GmbH is part of Progroup AG, a group of companies offering products and services for the corrugated board-converting industry. The annual tonnage of Progroup AG's two paper mills equals 1 million tonnes of containerboard.