Parenco starts up PM 2 at Renkum mill

Parenco has started up PM 2 at its Renkum mill in the Netherlands. PM 2, a newsprint machine that had been idled in 2009, was converted to produce packaging grade paper and produced the first jumbo roll on August 12.

The conversion of the machine took 13 months at a cost of EUR 100 million. The rebuilt machine now produces testliner 3 and recycled fluting with grammages ranging from 70 to 160 g/m2. PM 2 is expected to reach its full annual production capacity of 385,000 tons by 2020.

The Renkum mill houses another machine, PM 1, which has the capacity to produce about 260,000 tpy of SC paper.

Parenco operates a paper mill in Renkum, Netherlands that houses two paper machines PM1 and PM2.