Now hitting over 2,000 tonnes per day on Progroup’s new paper machine

At the end of August, Progroup started up PM3 in Sandersdorf-Brehna. The paper machine has been in the run-up phase ever since. Just three months after its launch, PM3 has now achieved the milestone of producing more than 2,000 tonnes a day on several occasions.

As is normal when starting up paper machines, the capacity is increased gradually and fine adjustments are also made in the initial phases in particular. As expected, this phase was not trouble-free at the start, but it did track the start-up curve. Top figures have now been achieved several times in succession.

“Production of more than 2,000 tonnes of containerboard is an impressive figure for a paper machine. But by the end of the run-up phase, PM3 will deliver even more impressive production figures,” says Peter Resvanis, Head of Paper Growth Projects and PM3 site manager at Progroup.

The run-up phase is expected to be completed towards the end of the second quarter of 2021. In the normal operation which will then follow, PM3 will produce up to 750,000 tonnes of containerboard a year entirely from recovered paper.

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