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Palm Paper’s Lynn PM7 hits one millionth tonne of newsprint

Photo: Palm Paper
Photo: Palm Paper
Published by
Simon Matthis - 16 Jul 2012

Palm Paper recently produced the one millionth tonne of newsprint on Lynn PM7. According to Palm Paper, this is a remarkable achievement that has been reached far earlier than was the expectation at the start-up of the machine on the 21st August 2009. To mark the occasion the rolls produced for pressrooms throughout the UK will be labelled with special gold one millionth tonne labels in recognition of this achievement.

Voith, the paper machine manufacturer of Lynn PM7, measures the respective learning curves of newsprint machines during the first two years of production and Lynn PM7 achieved the very best ever learning curve status in the world of newsprint.

Lynn PM7 has been running very stable at a constant speed of 1,875 metres per minute (equivalent to 75 mph) which is only 25 metres per minute behind the most efficient newsprint machine in the world!

In addition to the standard newsprint grades Palm Paper supplies to all national and most regional publishers, Palm Paper has been developing a new grade which is marketed under the trade name of Palm Top. The product is being supplied to the heatset and gravure printing sectors and is used for the printing of magazines and commercial fliers and brochures.

To accomplish the current level of performance Palm employs a production team that performs at the highest possible level due to the substantial commitment Palm makes in training all employees to be motivated and strive for excellence. Currently Palm has 21 full time or part time apprentices. They will be fully qualified and able to assume paper making roles within the mill by the time the two millionth tonne on Lynn PM7 finds it way to the winders.

Palm Paper is a division within the Papierfabrik Palm Group.