Zhanjiang Chenming PM 1 Sets Speed Record for Woodfree Uncoated Paper

PM 1, a fine paper machine at Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper in Zhanjiang City, China.

July 9, 2012 - Metso said that on May 8 a fine paper machine it supplied to Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper in Zhanjiang City, China, set a woodfree uncoated machine 24-hour world speed record of 1,710 m/min.

During the record run, the 11.15-meter-wide PM 1 produced woodfree uncoated printing paper at a basis weight of 70 g/m2, Metso said.

The PM 1 was started up on September 1, 2011.

PM 1 features Metso’s paper making and automation technology from headbox to reel, air and chemical systems and two WinDrum Pro winders. The annual dimensional production capacity of the machine is close to 600,000 tonnes of woodfree uncoated printing paper.

Zhanjiang Chenming is part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, one of the largest paper producers in China. In 2011, the company’s paper production capacity was over 4 million tonnes, turnover over EUR 2 billion and the number of employees approx. 17,000.