GERMANY (News release) -- In March 2018, Hamburger Rieger GmbH will start the scheduled construction of its second paper machine at its Spremberg location, Germany. The new plant's commissioning is scheduled for summer 2020. With an investment volume of around Euro 370 million, the scheme will create 200 jobs, 15 of which will be apprenticeships.
The planned product range includes white and brown corrugated base papers (testliner) based on 100% recycled paper. With a width of 7.80 metres, the machine will produce 500,000 tonnes of paper per year. For the preparation of white base materials an environmentally friendly deinking section will be installed. It combines innovative resource-conserving raw material processing and the paper machine's patented mode of operation.
"Since the start PM 1 we have consistently carried out all the necessary preparatory work for further expansion. PM 2 will allow us to further strengthen our 'leadership in white' positioning to more than one million tonnes of white corrugated base paper per year," said Harald Ganster, Managing Director of Hamburger Containerboard.
Hamburger Rieger is part of the Hamburger Containerboard Division within the Austrian Prinzhorn Group. Its product lines RiegerLiner, RiegerTop and SpreeWhite make the company the market leader in the segment of white coated corrugates base paper.
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