Definitions for "Wet end"
First part of the paper machine up to the drying section
The first stages of a papermaking machine before the drying process; at the wet end, stock is fed in and much of the high percentage of water is eliminated by drainage, suction and press rollers, leaving a web of paper which then passes to the drying cylinders.
the front end of the paper machine (headbox, wire and roller presses) where the water and furnish are distributed onto the wire