2015 is the 100 year anniversary of TAPPI and we are celebrating the successes of the industry, people and companies who have contributed. Our celebration will focus on the innovative discoveries and breakthroughs by academic and industrial research groups over the past 100 years.
October 24, 2014 September
A Gap former or twin wire paper machine has 2 wires in the forming area which increases the amount of water being drained from the slurry and keeps both sides of the paper consistent. Printers want more consistent paper properties, including small wavelengths and pores, which make photographs and art work easier to print without excess grain. In higher speed paper machines the gap former machines make, among other products, newspaper and paperboard boxes. Gap formers use spigots from the headbox area to concurrently spray pulp across the width of the machine, between the two forming board wires. In some ca ... read more