Shear strength development between couched papers during drying
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The out-of-plane properties (e.g., out-of-plane shear strength) of paper materials are very important for their performance during converting and end use. There is, however, a lack of published data on how shear strength develops throughout the stages of paper manufacturing. The present study investigates how the shear strength developed between couched sheets during drying in a Rapid-Köthen laboratory sheet drier. The shear strength of sheets was measured, starting from sheets with a solids content of approximately 35% all the way to fully dry sheets. Shear strength development was examined between both never-dried and rewetted sheets made of unbeaten and beaten pulp. The results indicate that the shear strength increased with increasing solids content at all solids contents investigated. The shear strength was low (<120 kPa) up to a solids content of approximately 60–70%, after which it increased rapidly with increasing solids content, suggesting that interactions important for the shear strength of dry paper start to develop at this particular dry content.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12317OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12317DiVA: diva2:309613