Hamburger Containerboard to Start-up New Containerboard Machine in September
The EUR 370 million project includes the new machine, which has a width of 7.80 metres and the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes per year of white and brown corrugated base papers (testliner).
May 19, 2020 - Hamburger Containerboard said that it has rescheduled the start-up of its new containerboard machine, PM2, at its mill in Spremberg, Germany, for the first week of September.
PM 2 was originally scheduled to start-up this summer, but the decision to push the timeline back was made following impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a recent fire on the building site.
As reported two weeks ago, a fire broke out in the stock preparation area during welding. No one was injured due to the fast intervention of the LEAG fire brigade. The damage has now been estimated at several million euros as some of the wastepaper processing machinery needs complete replacement.
Hamburger Containerboard and its suppliers are now working on a quick solution in order to start operation as early as possible.
PM 2 Project
In March of 2018, Hamburger Containerboard started construction of the Spremberg mill's second paper machine, PM2. The EUR 370 million project includes the new machine, which has a width of 7.80 metres and the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes per year of white and brown corrugated base papers (testliner) based on 100% recycled paper.
Deinking equipment is also included in the project.
About Hamburger Containerboard
The paper mill at the Spremberg site is part of the Hamburger Containerboard division of the Austrian Prinzhorn Group. The division produces white coated and uncoated testliner under brands such as RiegerLiner, RiegerTop and SpreeWhite. With a production capacity of 2.47 million tonnes per year and ten plants, Hamburger Containerboard is one of the leading producers of high-quality corrugated paper in Europe. For further information, visit: www.hamburger-containerboard.com.
The Prinzhorn Group
With 9,800 employees in 16 countries, Prinzhorn Group is one of the European market leaders in the packaging, paper and recycling industries. With an annual turnover of 1.90 billion euros, the company is number three in this segment in Europe. The family-owned company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and is divided into three divisions: Dunapack Packaging (packaging solutions made of corrugated board), Hamburger Containerboard (production of corrugated board raw paper) and Hamburger Recycling (collection and trade in secondary raw materials). For further information, visit: www.prinzhorn-holding.com.
SOURCE: Hamburg Containerboard