Fourdrinier machine


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Fourdrinier machine

[‚for·drə′nir mə‚shēn]
(mechanical engineering)
A papermaking machine; a paper web is formed on an endless wire screen; the screen passes through presses and over dryers to the calenders and reels.
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Internal Size: A fourdrinier machine producing lightweight specialty printing and writing papers was alkaline sized with AKD and used a bentonite microparticulate retention system.
Paper has mills at De Pere, Wisconsin, which has a 40,000-ton Fourdrinier machine, and at Menasha, Wisconsin, which has a 9-cylinder machine and a Fourdrinier with a combined 130,000-ton capacity.
The new three-ply paper fourdrinier machine will use state-of-the-art technology to produce a strong, yet light-weight sheet of paper.
Paper has mills at De Pere, which has a 40,000-ton Fourdrinier machine, and at Menasha, Wis.
Although the fourdrinier machine and many processes are aging, nobody is conducting fundamental research to allow the commercialization of significantly different methodologies within 15 years.
Since paper made on a fourdrinier machine commonly has wire-side curl, top dryer cans are run hotter than the bottom cans to correct this problem.
With processing benefits unlike most synthetic fibers, Eastman Cyphrex flat polyethylene terephthalate (PET) microfibers process well on inclined wire, Rotoformer and Fourdrinier machines.
There still are many excellent high-tech products directed to improving sheet quality and machine operations for cylinder and fourdrinier machines, but new technology in these areas in the future will most likely come from smaller suppliers.
Chapter two, "Practical Applications," has four sections: Fourdrinier Machines, Roll Formers, Two-Wire Formers, and Cylinder-Vat Machines.
Although towel and tissue grades were originally all made on standard fourdrinier machines, the one-direction drainage and free-top surface limited the speed.
American mills have traditionally manufactured base stock for coated SBS board on conventional fourdrinier machines with a conventional head box, dandy roll(s), conventional size press, and calender wet stack before the coater section.