Hamburger Containerboard's new PM 2 produces first tambour of brown testliner

18 Nov 2020 − 

Despite some setbacks completion of the project was delivered "almost on time".

The new PM 2 at Hamburger Containerboard’s mill in Spremberg, Germany, produced its first tambour of brown testliner on Saturday 14 October. At full capacity, the new paper machine can produce up to 500,000 tpy of white and brown corrugated case material. This will bring the mill’s total output capacity to almost 900,000 tpy. The launch marks the completion of a two-year building phase of the new machine. Total costs of the project is €370m.

The company said that there were several setbacks in the time schedule for the project due to Covid-19 and a fire in the stock preparation earlier this year. However, start-up of the machine was almost on time, Hamburger explained.

 This article is an excerpt from our coverage of the European market for corrugated case material.

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