Shoe press belt having a grooved surface

  • US 8,080,137 B2
  • Filed: 05/27/2008
  • Issued: 12/20/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A belt for minimizing ingoing nip spray in a shoe press, the belt comprising:

  • a base fabric having an inner and outer surface;

    a resin coating layer formed on a sheet side or outer surface of said base fabric and substantially co-extensive therewith; and

    a plurality of grooves formed in said resin coating layer, wherein at least one of said grooves consists of a zigzag portion having a length, wherein the length of the zigzag portion is less than a length of an arcuate pressure shoe in the shoe press.

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