New tissue forming fabrics - Increased quality and better running times.

ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls has developed a new forming fabric portfolio with plain weave paper side structure and improved dimensional stability with the lowest caliper in the tissue market. With anticipation, the latest technology called QSB (Quattro Support Binder) can now be applied to this new tissue product line. The patented QSB forming fabric design allows producers to improve tissue product quality and machine performance. It has already been tested successfully at the new ANDRITZ Tissue Innovation and Application Center (TIAC) in Graz, Austria.


The patented new tissue design, with its increased number of binding points, offers improved cross-dimensional fabric stability compared to conventional forming fabric designs. The result is reduced internal fabric wear and allows up to 15% longer running times on the machine. The improved co-planarity and fabric stability lead to a significantly improved resistance to high pressure shower damage. New monofilament material compositions and the re-engineered top fabric design reduce fabric wear and enhance energy-saving potentials.

Meanwhile, ANDRITZ QSB designs are operating successfully in the graphic and packaging paper industries, with numerous installations providing added value to different customer processes. With the new plain weave structure, ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls has now complemented its market leading product series for tissue machine applications.

Fabric calipers between 0.55 mm and 0.69 mm enable enhanced fabric surface characteristics with defined dewatering channels for better formation and an effective dewatering process during operation. Machine cleanliness is greatly improved with the application of thinner fabric calipers.

ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls tissue product line including the patented QSB technology is available in 2:1 and 3:2 weft ratios for all tissue products and former designs.


With the patented ANDRITZ QSB forming fabric design, both the tissue product quality and the machine performance can be improved.


  • High dewatering capabilities (air permeability and low fabric calipers)
  • Improved tissue quality (FSI >165)
  • Clean run and no water spray at high tissue machine speeds
  • Improved cross-dimensional fabric stability for consistent machine operating conditions during the entire running cycle (6 months)

Surface of plain weave 4-shaft ANDRITZ QSB design

Underside of the patented 4-shaft ANDRITZ QSB design