Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Pulp and Paper Technology
Dr. Alfred H. Nadelman
The first section of this paper is devoted to a literature survey in which the following sheetmaking variables, and their effects upon strength were examined: drying, tension, couching, pressing, consistency of stock in headbox, effect of differences in wire mesh, and drainage time.
The second section is composed of results obtained by personal experimental work. In order to provide an accurate comparison of the two sheetmaking machines in question, their relative differences in procedure were interchanged so as to bring out the variations in strength values for force drying versus air drying, tension during drying versus drying without tension, and pressing on a flat press between press plates and blotting paper versus pressing on a roll press between press felts.
Geiger, William C., "A Comparison of the Strength Characteristics of Sheets Produced by Standard T.A.P.P.I. Method and by Means of the Noble and Wood Sheet Machine" (1952). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 281.