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 Sunday 14.11. 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.
“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,” adds Uwe Amann, project leader of PM2 in Spremberg.
Construction site PM 2
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 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. Brands like RiegerCoat, RiegerTop and SpreeWhite make the company the market leader 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.
The Prinzhorn Group
With 9,800 employees in 16 countries, Prinzhorn Group is among European market leaders in the packaging, paper and recycling industry. With an annual turnover of 1.8 billion euros the company is the number three in this segment in Europe.
The family owned Prinzhorn Group has its headquarters in Vienna / Austria and is structured in three divisions: Dunapack Packaging (corrugated packaging solutions), Hamburger Containerboard (production of containerboard) and Hamburger Recycling (collection and trading of secondary raw material).
Source: Hamburger Containerboard