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Hamburger Containerboard Invests EUR 20 Million in Gelsenkirchen Mill

Hamburger Rieger - containerboard A recent upgrade project at the Gelsenkirchen mill in Germany has increased the production capacity of PM 1 by 20% to 250,000 tons per year of uncoated containerboard.

Jan. 30, 2017 Hamburger Containerboard said it has completed an EUR 20 million paper machine upgrade project at its mill in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and that PM 1 has been successfully restarted following three weeks of downtime.

The project included increasing the machine's production width to 5 meters, along with upgrades to the film press and drying section. In addition, a new pope reeler to accommodate wider diameters and an upgraded soft-nip calender were installed.

The updated production line now has the capacity to produce 250,000 tons of uncoated containerboard per year, which is an increase of 20% compared to the machine's previous output.

The Gelsenkirchen mill produces high quality white testliner and grey plasterboard, and is one of three mills (Spremberg, Gelsenkirchen and Trostberg) within Hamburger Rieger in Germany.

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Prinzhorn Group (Austria), has a total of seven paper mills with the combined capacity to produce two million tons per year of containerboard.

SOURCE: Hamburger Containerboard