Hamburger Containerboard's New PM2 Produces Its First Tambour of Brown Testliner at Spremberg Mill
At full capacity utilization, PM2 will add 500,000 tons per year of high-quality white and brown packaging papers to the Spremberg mill's production capacity.
Nov. 17, 2020 - With the launch of the first tambour of new PM2 at Hamburger Containerboard's paper mill in Spremberg, Germany, a milestone in the project plan was completed this weekend.
The tambour of brown testliner arrived on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 15.00 local time and was celebrated accordingly after a two-year building phase of the new, state-of-the art PM2 paper machine.
Due to setbacks by Covid-19 and a fire in the stock preparation area earlier this year, the production start was a tough challenge for all parties involved.
"We are extremely happy to get our first tambour of high-quality packaging paper from PM2 and we can't wait to deliver this great product to our customers," said Harald Ganster, Managing Director of Hamburger Containerboard Divison.
Uwe Aman, project leader of PM2 in Spremberg, added, "This is a great day and this was a huge team effort. We are still on track and I'd like to say a big thank you to our team and the suppliers that delivered this project almost on time."
With an investment volume of EUR 370 million, Hamburger Containerboard is expanding its production site in the Schwarze Pumpe Industrial Park into one of the most modern and powerful paper mills in Europe. At full capacity utilization, PM2 will add 500,000 tons per year of high-quality white and brown packaging papers to the Spremberg mill's production capacity, which will increase the mill's total capacity to nearly 900,000 tons per year.
Hamburger Containerboard is a division within the Prinzhorn Group (Austria) and produces brands like RiegerCoat, RiegerTop and SpreeWhite in the white coated and uncoated testliner segment. With 3 million tons (including new PM2) and ten plants, Hamburger Containerboard is one of the leading producers of high-quality corrugated paper in Europe. To learn more, visit: www.hamburger-containerboard.com.
SOURCE: Hamburger Containerboard