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Hamburger Containerboard Purchases Paper Machine for New Paper Mill in Turkey
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Vienna, Austria 18 January 2018 -- Hamburger Turkey Ltd., part of Hamburger Containerboard, has purchased a new paper machine from Valmet for its recently announced paper mill project in Kütahya, Turkey.

The Valmet machine will have a width of 7,80m and an annual production capacity of 480.000 tonnes containerboard. It will produce mainly light-weight Testliner and Fluting.

"With Valmet we already had positive experience in the past. The environmentally friendly technology and the outstanding production capabilities convinced us to partner up again. With the signing of this contract the next milestone of our capacity expansion in Turkey(Küthaya) has been realized." said Harald Ganster, MD of Hamburger Containerboard Division.

"We are happy that one of our next Containerboard projects is on a good path. It is an important step to achieve our goal of doubling the Group in size by 2030." added Cord Prinzhorn, CEO of Prinzhorn Group.

The Hamburger Containerboard Division operates seven paper mills in four countries with 2 Mio tonnes of produced container board per year. The two existing paper mills in Turkey are based in Corlu and Denizli and operate under the Hamburger Turkey brand.

The Prinzhorn Group

Hamburger Containerboard Division is part of Austrian Prinzhorn Group, which employs 6.600 people in 15 countries and ranks among the European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry. With an annual turnover of 1,40 billion Euro, the group is number three in Europe in this segment. The family owned and managed 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 Group (collection and trading of secondary raw material).

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