AJ Labs


The word “innovation” is overused to the point where it has partially lost its meaning. However, as the demands on our industry continue to shift, the need for innovation has never been higher.


Where Your Insight Inspires Our Next Innovation.

How to build a better product? Just ask the people who use it. Our boots are on the ground to gather customer feedback, think through challenges and talk shop.

We then bring the knowledge we glean in the fields back to AJ Labs, our incubator for the new and the next. Here, AJ’s expert team of researchers and developers is constantly working to create new products and enhance existing ones—all to better meet customer needs. Take a look at our latest breakthroughs.

The Latest Information from AJ Labs
October 24, 2018

Removing Contaminants and Cutting Costs : Smart Surface Keeps Fabrics Clean

Keeping a dryer fabric clean has always been a concern for papermakers. With the widespread use of recycled fibers, the concern has grown. When contaminants become lodged in the fabric’s pores, they reduce the drying capacity of the fabric. However, frequent cleanings also come at considerable cost and energy.

September 24, 2018

Express™ Value: Nonwovens Exhibit Properties that Woven Fabrics Cannot

While some suppliers have dabbled with the use of nonwoven materials, AstenJohnson is the only supplier who has committed extensive R&D to fully employ the benefits of nonwovens in papermaking.

August 22, 2018

A Pressing Matter

AccuFlow is the first four-layer woven press fabric with high void volume and a single seam without lamination.