Definition of Fourdrinier machine in English:
A machine for making paper as a continuous sheet by drainage on a wire mesh belt.
- After being bleached, the pulp is moved through the Fourdrinier machine where it is dried and shaped.
- In one of the wings are two 62-inch Fourdrinier machines, each driven by an upright steam engine.
- The base paper is produced on a Fourdrinier machine equipped with process computer control.
mid 19th century: named after Henry (died 1854) and Sealy (died 1847) Fourdrinier, British papermakers and patentees of such a machine.