PM2 all set for action!

Hamburger Containerboard’s new Paper Machine 2 has run its first paper roll.  With the winding of the first reel of paper off the new PM2 at Hamburger Containerboard  in Spremberg, Germany, a milestone in the project plan was completed in mid-November.

The roll of brown Testliner was produced on Sunday 14th November at 15.00hrs local time and was celebrated accordingly after a two-year building phase of the new, state-of-the art PM2 paper machine.

Due to setbacks by COVID-19 and a fire in the stock preparation area earlier this year, the production start-up was a tough challenge for all parties involved.

“We are extremely happy to get our first roll of high-quality paper from PM2 and we can’t wait to deliver this great product to our customers,” said Harald Ganster, Managing Director of Hamburger Containerboard Divison.

“This is a great day and this was a huge team effort. We are still on track and I’d like to say a big thank you to our team and the suppliers that delivered this project almost on time,” adds Uwe Aman, Project Leader of PM2 in Spremberg.

With an investment volume of €370m, Hamburger Containerboard is expanding its production site in the Schwarze Pumpe Industrial Park into one of the most modern and powerful paper mills in Europe. At full capacity utilisation of the new PM2, an additional 500,000 tons of high-quality white and brown packaging papers are produced annually. The total capacity at the Hamburger Containerboard Spremberg location is now almost 900,000 tons per year.

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