BTG to supply process instrumentation to Hamburger Containerboard at its Spremberg location for the PM2 project

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian based Prinzhorn Group, decided for a package of brightness and consistency transmitters from BTG for its new Paper Machine 2 in Spremberg, Germany.

PM 2 will produce white and brown corrugated base papers based on 100% recycled paper. With a width of 7.80 meters, the machine will produce 500,000 tonnes of testliner per year. Furthermore, an environmentally friendly and resource-conserving deinking plant is being built for the processing of the white raw materials. The new plant’s commissioning is scheduled for summer 2020.

The production of testliner based on 100% recycled paper puts high demands on the measuring technology. It is critical to select the best available process instrumentation because of the ever-changing fiber mixture coming from the used recycled paper and the consequential variation of ash levels. BTG is able to supply the best mix of optical and shear force technology for measuring consistency and brightness throughout the stock preparation and wet-end to achieve high quality testliner production 24/7/365.

Hamburger Containerboard manufactures product lines such as RiegerLiner, RiegerTop and SpreeWhite. The company is market leader in the segment of white coated and uncoated testliner. With the construction of PM 2 in Spremberg, Prinzhorn Group supports its long-term “Grow2030” strategy.

The Prinzhorn Group which employs 9.800 people in 16 countries ranks among the European market leaders in the paper, packaging and recycling industry. With an annual turnover of 1,9 billion Euro, the group is number three in Europe in this segment. 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).

BTG Group is a multinational provider of integrated, highly specialized process solutions for the global pulp and paper industry. BTG is committed to help its customers achieve significant, sustainable gains in business performance.