Up to 15% better running times on the machine
The patented, new ANDRITZ design with its increased number of binding points offers improved cross-dimensional fabric stability compared to conventional SSB forming fabric designs. This results in reduced internal fabric wear and allows up to 15% better running times on the machine compared to conventional SSB designs. The improved co-planarity and stable fabric guiding contributes towards achieving stable 2-sigma paper profiles during the entire fabric running cycle. New monofilament material compositions and the changed top fabric design reduce fabric wear and enhance energy-saving potentials.
ANDRITZ QSB designs are meanwhile operating successfully in the graphic and packaging paper industries, with numerous installations providing added value to different customer processes.
With WeCare PRIME, ANDRITZ has now completed its product series for tissue machine applications. Fabric callipers between 0.60 mm and 0.69 mm enable enhanced fabric surface characteristics with defined dewatering channels for better formation and an effective dewatering process during operation. Machine hygiene improves with the benchmarking of thinner fabric callipers. Patented QSB forming fabric designs from ANDRITZ are available in 2:1 and 3:2 versions for all paper products and former machine designs. The ANDRITZ WeCare PRIME forming fabrics for tissue applications are available in 4-shaft and 8-shaft fabric designs (Figure 1 and Figure 2).
ANDRITZ Kufferath is one of the leading European specialists in the development and manufacture of forming fabrics for the paper industry