Dimensional stability Wood fibres swell or shrink when their moisture content changes. The resulting local stresses in paper or board can be many times larger than those caused by typical web tension. A paper or board sheet or web can release some of these stresses by re-adjusting its dimensions and shape. The moisture content can
Authors & references
Professor Jouni Paltakari, Aalto University
Based on: Ketoja, J. Dimensional stability (Chapter 9). In: Niskanen, K. (ed), Paper Physics, (Book 16), Papermaking Science and Technology. 2nd edition. Jyväskylä, 2008, Finnish Paper Engineers’ Association/Paperi ja Puu Oy. pp. 319 – 350.
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