Impact, Development, and Commercialization Overview of Dewatering Hydrofoils
Authors: Ben Thorp, John Eames, Jim Ring, Tom Rodencal, David Szurley
Explore the unpublished history of the technical and commercial impact dewatering hydrofoils had on synthetic forming fabrics in the papermaking industry. Hydrofoils allowed machine tenders and supervisors around the world to enhance their papermaking capabilities to make sheets with higher strength, better formation and improved two sidedness. Dewatering hydrofoils were truly a “game-changing” technology.
This unique book tells the story of the development and testing of the hydrofoil to replace table rolls on fourdrinier paper machines. Retired Huyck Corporation employees directly involved coauthored this book. It contains 10 chapters covering various aspects in the development of hydrofoils including:
- Invention of Dewatering Hydrofoils
- Equipment Development and Commercial Application
- Critical Success Case Histories
- Likely Future of Hydrofoil Technology
A must read for anyone involved in papermaking wet end, as well as professors, students, paper historians and libraries holding historical documents.
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