In the day-to-day operation of paper machines, little thought is typically applied to carrier rope runs until something changes that affects downtime related to sheet transfers and/or rope replacement.


During the introduction of Batt on Mesh (BOM) felts in the early 70's, it was shown that the inclusion of an incompressible component into the base enabled handling of higher water loads and providing longer life because of their inherent resistance to compaction and filling.