fourdrinier wire

noun
Usage: often capitalized F
: a continuous screen of fine wire cloth used for draining pulp in a fourdrinier machine

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Papermaking — [ thumb|230px|right|The Diamond Sutra of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, the oldest dated printed book in the world, found at Dunhuang, from 868 AD.] Papermaking is the process of making paper, a material which is used ubiquitously today for writing… …   Wikipedia

  • Dickinson, John — SUBJECT AREA: Paper and printing [br] b. 29 March 1782 d. 11 January 1869 London, England [br] English papermaker and inventor of a papermaking machine. [br] After education at a private school, Dickinson was apprenticed to a London stationer. In …   Biographical history of technology

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