Prediction of paper formation by fluidisation and reflocculation experiments

Hannu Karema, Juha Salmela, Maarit Tukiainen, Hannu Lepomäki

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An experimental procedure to predict the evolution of fluidisation level in a headbox is presented. By paper samples, produced with similar headbox, the tight connection between fluidisation and formation is confirmed. Therefore, the described experimental procedure provides a method for reasoned design and development of the headbox as well as a way to assist the operation and the control of a paper machine to achieve improved formation of paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Science of Papermaking
Subtitle of host publicationTransactions of the 12th Fundamental Research Symposium
EditorsC. Baker
PublisherPulp & Paper Fundamental Research Society
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)0-9541126-0-1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event12th Fundamental Research Symposium: The Science of Papermaking - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Sep 200121 Sep 2001


Conference12th Fundamental Research Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • paper
  • paper machines
  • papermaking
  • formation
  • fluidisation
  • reflocculation
  • headboxes

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