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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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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course PKG 101 taught by Professor Haroldhughes during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08