September 11, 2017

Understanding Break-In Time: Introducing Nitro™ an Intrinsic Start-Up Aid

Is your press fabric break-in time costing you production? Do you wish that new felts performed more as they do once they are settled?

The reason press fabrics take time to settle into their running state is that the batt structure and base construction both need time to reach optimum density.  The low initial density of new fabrics causes the uhle boxes to remove too much water from the felt loop, which in turn affects nip saturation and pressing efficiency.  Press fabric designers have to consider this effect to ensure that most of the useful life of the felt falls within the optimum range. 

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AstenJohnson is a global manufacturer for the paper industry, supplying paper machine clothing and advanced filtration fabrics to papermakers around the world. As a supplier to the paper industry since 1790, AstenJohnson and its family of companies leverage longstanding knowledge of manufacturing processes to offer all its customers deep expertise and innovation. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Its corporate headquarters is in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.