Everyone involved in paper making knows Asten as a world class manufacturer of paper machine clothing. Perhaps less well known is that Asten started in this industry more than 120 years ago. Since then the company has taken advantage of modern manufacturing techniques to produce innovative products needed by the growing paper making industry. That is why Asten commissioned Dr. Sabit Adanur to write this book - to continue spreading sophisticated papermaking knowledge throughout the global paper industry. This book discusses how the latest technological innovations help produce quality paper products. It also covers the use of TQM and computers in the papermaking process as basic paper structure and properties.
"This book is indispensable! Everybody in paper making, textiles, and paper machine clothing should read this book!"
-- James A.Harrington, Journal Editor
* A comprehensive resource for those who work directly or indirectly with the papermaking process.
* Unique presentation that describes the evolution of paper machine clothing into sophisticated products that are made from synthetic fibers with highly engineered properties for distinct paper machine applications.
* Demonstrates the tremendous opportunities for paper machine clothing products to meet the demanding needs of today's paper machines
* Describes new technologies that have kept the industry on the leading edge of global competitiveness.
OVERVIEW OF PULP AND PAPER TECHNOLOGY
1.1 Pulp Manufacturing 1.2 Paper Manufacturing 1.3 Paper Machines 1.4 Paper Grades 1.5 End-Use of Paper 1.6 References 1.7 Review Questions
2.1 Sheet Formation Mechanism 2.2 Forming Fabrics 2.3 Applications of Forming Fabrics 2.4 Service for Forming Fabrics 2.5 Forming Section Configurations on Paper Machines 2.6 Manufacture of Specific Paper Grades 2.7 Transfer of Sheet from Forming to Press Section 2.8 References 2.9 Review Questions
3.1 Water Removal Theory 3.2 Press Fabrics (Felts) 3.3 Applications of Press Fabrics 3.4 Service for Press Fabrics 3.5 Press Types 3.6 References 3.7 Review Questions
4.1 Paper Drying Theory 4.2 The Role of a Dryer Fabric in Drying 4.3 Effects of Drying on Sheet Properties 4.4 Dryer Fabrics 4.5 Applications of Dryer Fabrics 4.6 Dryer Section Configurations 4.7 References 4.8 Review Questions
PAPER MACHINE AUDITING
5.1 Stock Approach and Pulsation Studies 5.2 Forming Section Analysis (Wet-End Performance) 5.3 Press Section Evaluation 5.4 Dry-End Performance 5.5 References 5.6 Review Questions
PAPER STRUCTURE, PROPERTIES, AND TESTING
6.1 Fibers Used In Papermaking 6.2 Properties of Single Pulp Fibers 6.3 Paper Structure 6.4 Paper Wet-End Chemistry 6.5 Paper Properties and Testing 6.6 TAPPI Test Methods 6.7 References 6.8 Review Questions
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT (TQM)
7.1 Historical Development of TQM 7.2 Quality Philosophies 7.3 Core Concepts of TQM 7.4 Basic Management Elements of TQM 7.5 Statistical Process Control 7.6 Regulations and Standards 7.7 References 7.8 Review Questions
COMPUTERS IN PAPER MACHINE CLOTHING
8.1 Definitions 8.2 Application Areas of Computers 8.3 References 8.4 Review Questions
FUTURE OF PAPERMAKING AND PAPER MACHINE CLOTHING
9.1 Paper Machines and Papermaking 9.2 Forming 9.3 Pressing 9.4 Drying 9.5 References
Appendix A: Size-Denier Relationships for Polyester and Nylon Monofilaments
Appendix B: Forming Section Troubleshooting Guide
Appendix C: Press Section Troubleshooting Guide
Appendix D: Tension Force Calculations of Dryer Fabrics
Appendix E: List of Testing Laboratories/Research Facilities
Appendix F: Units and Conversion Factors