Unformatted text preview: out in a horizontal direction, landing on the forming fabric, or “wire”. Originally, the wire was formed from wires, made of copper, brass, bronze, or stainless steel; however, in most modern paper machines the forming fabric is made of plastic mesh. The wire functions like a screen and allows the water to drain through it, leaving the fibers behind to form the mat that will become the finished paper. Suction is usually applied to help with water removal. 6. 8...
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