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
the front end of the papermaking machine, including the head- box, wire, and presses. Paper is more water than fiber in this section of the machine. see also dry end, headbox, papermaking, slurry
The start of the papermaking process, where the pulp slurry is poured from the headbox onto the forming wire and wound through presses to remove water from the sheet.
Beginning of the paper machine where the headbox, moving wire and press section are located. At this point the paper is still a suspension of fiber and water.
Another name for the general fourdrinier section of a paper machine, but extending back to include the piping and equipment of the stock delivery system; that part of a paper machine where the stock is "wet."