With the launch of the first tambour of new PM2 at Hamburger Containerboard’s location in Spremberg, Germany, a milestone in the project plan was completed this weekend.
The tambour of brown testliner arrived on November, 14 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.
With an investment volume of Euro 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 of new PM2, additional 500,000 tons of high-quality white and brown packaging papers are produced annually. The total capacity at the Hamburger Containerboard Spremberg location reaches therefore almost 900,000 tons per year.
The paper mill at the Spremberg site is part of the Hamburger Containerboard division of the Austrian Prinzhorn Group. The company is the market leader in the white coated and uncoated testliner segment.