A triple layer forming fabric has two independent layer integrated together by a binder yarn in the middle. Polyester triple layer forming fabrics perform a good combination of a fine paper surface and relatively coarse wear surface which results in excellent paper sheet surface and stable high life potential.
2.5 layer forming fabrics are also known as double layer extra design. Extra support double layer forming fabrics are an extension of double layer fabric developments. Addition of extra strands on forming side enhance fiber support and fines retention. Improved paper surface is obtained without compromising stability and life potential.
A single layer forming fabric is the least complex of the weave pattern categories and the 4, 5 shaft and 8 shaft configurations are still widely used in the paper making industry. And single layer forming fabrics are also applied in the manufacturing of multi-layer forming fabrics due to their good paper sheet forming properties.