ANDRITZ Kufferrath – WePrint Series

WePrint series

Forming fabrics for graphic paper. Fine top side. For best printability.

The challenge

Paper mills for graphic papers are confronted with increasing machine speeds, rising demands on paper quality, and soaring energy costs.

The solution

Our goal is optimum dewatering performance, the highest level of fiber support, and a symmetrical sheet structure for better printability and runnability. The key to achieving the highest level of formation for printability: A range of fabric types that can be combined uniquely with coordinated air permeability, variable running time potentials, and ultra-fine surface structures for production of paper to meet the highest demands.

Technologically coordinated product portfolio for the respective type of paper machine or paper grade ensures:

  • the best printability and optimum formation
  • excellent machine hygiene, no water trails
  • reduced energy input with the same or higher dry content

WePrint RUN – proven variety

  • Forming the basis of the product line
  • Robust double-layer designs
  • Weft-bound and warp-bound, triple-layer SSB designs

WePrint PRIME – innovative solutions

  • Newly developed designs with added value for customers
  • New energy-saving material compositions
  • Containing Q-Line or E-Line monofilaments
  • With more durable machine-side designs
  • Improved fabric layer bonding technology
  • Finely structured paper side for optimum sheet quality
ANDRITZ Kufferrath – WePrint Series

ANDRITZ Kufferrath – WePrint Series

WePrint products at a glance


WePrint RUN


Wide range of different fabric designs and types (weft-bound and warp-bound, triple-layer SSB designs)



Widely approved fabric designs for all paper grades



No limitations regarding graphic paper types and their speeds



Greater dewatering capability 


Higher retention values due to finer top side of the fabric 


Improved paper properties with greater surface planarity and more fiber support points 


Higher CMD fabric stability due to application of the latest material developments (Q-Line) 


Higher dimensional stability, elimination of internal wear due to special weave pattern 


Our services – in addition to our fabrics

  • Dewatering measurements
  • Analysis of fabric wear potential and calculation of remaining fabric life
  • Caliper and tension profile over the total width of the fabric
  • Stock jet velocity adjustments
  • Evaluation of turbulence measurements
  • Air permeability profiles
  • Paper tests in the laboratory
  • Layout assistance for forming table
  • Troubleshooting and start-up service
  • Fabric repairs

We document all measurements and provide a report on our analysis to each customer. This is part of our value-added approach to customer satisfaction – the best technology coupled with excellent service support.

WePrint PRIME technologies

  • E-Line
  • Q-Line
  • QSB

E-Line technology

energy savings of up to 20% at the wet-end of your machine

FeaturesBenefitsE-Line availability

Provides a lower friction coefficient than polyamide and has alternating polyester weft (CMD) yarns on the underside of the forming fabric.

  • 5-10% lower drive load compared to commonly used polyester/polyamide forming fabrics
  • Reduction of energy costs
  • Improved running characteristics
  • Increase in paper production
  • No change in operation of the paper machine
  • Easy, unchanged fabric handling

E-Line yarns are available for Prime ANDRITZ Kufferath SSB designs.

10% savings

Compared to polyester/polyamide fabrics still predominantly used today, paper produced with E-Line yarns achieves savings of up to 10%. Abrasion-related changes in fabric properties appear substantially later due to less friction between fabric and vacuum-aided dewatering elements. The preconditions for optimal sheet formation similar to that of a new fabric are preserved for longer.

Q-Line technology – a new generation of monofilaments

BenefitsQ-Line availability

Our forming fabrics can be woven with 100% or alternating Q-line CMD yarns on the machine side.

  • Offers absolutely planar underside surfaces and allows constantly low drive loads throughout operations.
  • Improves directional stability and facilitates fabric guiding.
  • Provides considerably higher resistance to acidic chemicals than conventional yarn materials

Q-Line yarns are available for Prime ANDRITZ Kufferath SSB designs.

QSB-Technology – a new, more effective way of bonding

Q-Line availability

Allows a significantly higher number of SSB binder points

Thus, QSB PRIME designs:

  • avoid inner wear
  • provide higher CMD stability
  • suffer less elongation during operation
  • enhance surface uniformity for homogeneous paper profiles

QSB technology can be applied to finest as well as to 
intermediate fabric designs.

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