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Valmet to Supply Hamburger Rieger with New Containerboard Machine at Spremberg Mill in Germany

Valmet containerboard machine When operational, the new containerboard machine will produce uncoated white and brown testliner and white top testliner grades and have a capacity of 500,000 tonnes per year.

May 9, 2018 - Valmet will supply Hamburger Rieger with a new containerboard machine at its Spremberg Mill in Germany. The 8,600-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine (PM 2) will produce uncoated white and brown testliner and white top testliner grades with a basis weight range of 90-180 g/m2 using recycled paper.

The design speed of the machine will be 1,500 m/min and PM 2 have the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes per year.

Valmet said the total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 70-90 million.

Valmet's delivery will include a new high-capacity containerboard machine from headbox to reel followed by an OptiWin Pro winder. The winder was selected because it gives high capacity due to its proactive winding geometry and faster sequences. The winder is equipped with Dual Unwind giving even higher capacity because the parent rolls can be changed in only one minute.

The machine will be delivered with a fabrics package along with an automation package that includes Valmet IQ quality measurement system and Valmet DNA process control system.

The delivery will also include process support for six months after the start-up.

Start-up of PM 2 is scheduled for mid-2020.

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SOURCE: Valmet