Laboratory ageing test device for press-felt clothes of paper machine

T. Hakala, T. Wilenius, Ali Harlin (Corresponding Author)

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    The main part of the de-watering process in a paper machine (PM) is carried out by means of mechanical pressing, which considerably influences the paper quality and energy efficiency of the paper machine. This paper discusses a method for controlled press-felt mechanical degradation. For our research, a special test device was designed and developed to simulate press-felt ageing in the pressing section of paper machines. All the described methods and tests were carried out in the Institute of Fibre Materials Science at Tampere University of Technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-79
    JournalAutex Research Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Fibres
    • Mechanical degradation
    • Paper machine clothing
    • Press-felt
    • Test device


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