How Steam Helps Turn Wood Pulp into Paper - Steam Culture

Today on Steam Culture, Brent shows us how steam is final step in the process of drying the wood pulp so it can become a sheet of paper..

A lot of water has to be removed from the wood pulp so it can form a strong sheet of paper.

Wet pulp enters headbox, then goes to the press section, and then the dryer section where the semi-dry sheet is rolled between large steel cylinders that are filled with hot steam.

Now it's paper!

We have officially come full circle with the impact of steam in the paper-making process. First we started with wood chips into wood pulp, then burned black liquor to make steam and used the steam to turn wood pulp into paper!

Key terms:
Wood Pulp
Wood Chips
Paper-making process
High Pressure Steam
Steam Culture
Yankee Dryer
Dryer Felt
Forming Section
Press Section
Cellulose Fiber
Fourdrinier machine
Paper Machine

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