Production on the world’s largest recycled newsprint machine has started production three weeks ahead of schedule. Palm Paper, a subsidiary of Germany-based Papierfabrik Palm, switched on the PM7 machine at its King’s Lynn site in Norfolk on 21 August.
The machine, which has a net width of 10.63m, is set to produce 400,000 tons of newsprint each year for standard, flexo and heat set applications all from 100% selected recycled fibre.
“With the King’s Lynn plant, we have taken the view that in the next 40 years, demand will be good and bad. We are in this for the long term,” Palm Paper managing director Derek Harman said.