Web Consolidation
Web consolidation is the bringing closer of paper fibres while simultaneously removing water and developing fibre bonding sites. On the paper machine there are three areas where consolidation occurs: forming, pressing, and drying. Each of these areas utilize vastly different mechanisms to achieve consolidation.

The paper is "born" in the forming process but subsequent paper making processes should 'nurture" the paper, enhancing it desired properties.

In real life, this often is not the case.

I have 20 years experience in studying and solving web consolidation problems. I am mostly known for my work in wet pressing but I have experience all up and down the paper machine.