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Hollow yarns improve dewatering for press fabric


December 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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AstenJohnson’s FlexFlow™ press fabric may be the world’s most compressible seamed fabric, due to the company’s patented cross machine direction hollow monofilament yarns. Sheet smoothness is a b…

AstenJohnson’s FlexFlow™ press fabric may be the world’s most compressible seamed fabric, due to the company’s patented cross machine direction hollow monofilament yarns. Sheet smoothness is a benefit for the papermaker because of the planar surface of the base under compression in the nip.

FlexFlow offers better nip dewatering, plus increased sheet solids and therefore reduced steam usage. The amount of vacuum required at uhle box is also lower. AstenJohnson, www.astenjohnson.com