Papierfabrik Palm Recycled Containerboard Machine Project on Track in Aalen, Germany
At full capacity, Aalen PM5 will produce 750,000 tonnes per year of lightweight testliner and fluting in a basis weight range of 60 - 100 gsm.
Jan. 22, 2020 - Papierfabrik Palm (Palm) indicated that its new recycled containerboard machine project at its Aalen-Neukochen paper mill in Aalen, southwest Germany, is on schedule. Palm's headquarters is also located at the site.
Groundbreaking for the new machine, Aalen PM5, took place June 7, 2019.
The EUR 500 million project is due to run until 2022 and incorporates the paper machine, a new biological waste water treatment, finished goods and raw material warehouses and a combined heat and power plant (CHP).
The Aalen mill has three paper machines: PM2 produces newsprint with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year; PM4 produces corrugated board and has a production capacity of 110,000 tonnes per year; and PM5, which also produces corrugated board, has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes per year.
The new Aalen PM5 will replace the mill's three existing machines.
Palm said that Aalen PM5 will be a state-of-the-art machine for lightweight corrugated case material (RCCM). It will use 100% sorted recycled fibres and be a leader in environmentally friendly paper production.
At a design speed of 2,000m/min in combination with a trimmed machine width of 10.9 meters, Aalen PM5 will produce 750,000 tonnes per year of lightweight testliner and fluting in a basis weight range of 60 - 100 gsm.
Palm is one of the leading manufacturers of newsprint and corrugated base paper made from 100% recovered fibre. The group has five locations across Europe and produces one million tonnes of newsprint and 1.3 million tonnes of corrugated base paper. To learn more, visit: www.palm.de.
SOURCE: Papierfabrik Palm GmbH