Successful Start Up of PM 7 at King's Lynn Mill in UK
Oct. 19, 2009 - German paper machine builder Voith said that PM 7, installed at Palm Paper's King's Lynn newsprint mill in England, started up successfully on August 21, producing the first roll of paper at a basis weight of 45 g/m2 and a starting speed of 1,580 m/min.
PM 7, with a production capacity of 400,000 tons per year of high quality newsprint, has a wire width of 11,400 mm and is designed for a maximum production speed of 2,200 m/min.
The new machine produces paper in the basis weight range of 42 - 48.8 g/m2 and uses 100 percent recovered paper as its raw material.
Voith said PM 7 started producing paper about three weeks ahead of schedule.
The production line, including stock preparation and approach flow system, was designed on the basis of Voith's One Platform Concept.
An automation package as well as initial machine clothing, installation supervision and start-up were included in the scope of supply from Voith.
The King's Lynn mill produces newsprint for the UK market.
Palm Paper Limited, a subsidiary of privately-held Palm Group, invested about EUR 330 million in the construction of the King's Lynn mill, which is some 90 miles north of London