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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India