A forming system comprises of devices and equipment that support and remove the water throughout the development of the web of paper until it reaches a state that will allow it to transfer to a pressing stage. There are two types of forming systems, High-Resolution™ and FC Former™.
Forming products are the devices and equipment that support and remove the water throughout the development of the web of paper until it reaches a state that will allow it to transfer to a pressing stage. Forming products consist of forming boards, foil blades, deckles, deckle boards, wear surfaces, low vacuum units, high vacuum units, and top formers.
High Resolution™ Forming System
The High-Resolution forming system is designed for use with packaging grades of paper. This three-component system consisting of high-resolution drainage structures, Stepfoil™ technology, and high precision vacuum control provides the papermaker with excellent activity control across broad grade structures and different furnishes while maintaining an open sheet. The simple system with no moving on machine parts provides a robust and reliable system that increases table dewatering capacity and sheet activity control with a low total cost of ownership.
FCFormer™ Forming System
Replacing two conventional hydraulic or vats used to make multiply coated or uncoated boxboard, the FCFormer forming system can carry a high fiber load and operate at higher speeds than conventional underfelt formers. The unique, patented VID forming technology enhances drainage without sealing the sheet or decreasing retention.