CHARLESTON, S.C. (News release) -- This year, AstenJohnson published a complete update to the hard-bound reference book Paper Machine Clothing. We were not sure how well a printed book would be received - now that it seems the entire world has gone digital.
But, we've been very pleasantly surprised! We have shipped over 1,000 copies of the book, not only in North America, but to many countries around the world.
It seems that papermakers love the idea of having something on their desk or shelf that they can instantly turn to for information - without having to boot up, reboot, squint at a screen, print out, etc.
Many people referred to the first edition of Paper Machine Clothing as a "papermaker's bible." It is filled with papermaking tips, audit and inspection checklists, troubleshooting, and of course, lots of information about Forming, Pressing, and Drying fabrics.
But, things have changed a lot in the 20 years since the first edition was issued and it was time for an update. We've revised the procedures and checklists, we've added new information about fabrics (including proper care during curtailments, shutdowns, restarts, etc.), we've included safety updates and comments and we updated the book to include the latest fabric designs and technologies.
So, why wait? Get your copy of Paper Machine Clothing today. We bet you will like it so much that you will order enough copies for machine crews, maintenance teams, process engineers, and other members of your team. It's an especially great resource for the newer members of your team who don't have the same experience level that you do.
Here's how to order.
Here are links to the Table of Contents and a sample of what the book includes
Chapter 1: Overview of Pulp and Paper Technology