US 10,167,595 B2
Method of creping a cellulosic sheet using a multilayer creping belt having openings to make paper products, and paper products made using a multilayer creping belt having openings
Daniel H. Sze, Appleton, WI (US); Hung Liang Chou, Neenah, WI (US); and Xiaolin Fan, Appleton, WI (US)
Assigned to GPCP IP Holdings LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Oct. 26, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/794,030.
Application 15/794,030 is a division of application No. 14/865,443, filed on Sep. 25, 2015, granted, now 9,863,095.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/055,261, filed on Sep. 25, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2018/0044860 A1, Feb. 15, 2018
Int. Cl. B31F 1/16 (2006.01); B31F 1/12 (2006.01); D21H 27/40 (2006.01); D21H 11/04 (2006.01); D21H 27/00 (2006.01); D21F 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC D21H 27/40 (2013.01) [B31F 1/16 (2013.01); D21F 11/006 (2013.01); D21H 11/04 (2013.01); D21H 27/002 (2013.01); D21H 27/005 (2013.01); D21H 27/007 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of creping a cellulosic sheet, the method comprising:
(a) forming a nascent web from an aqueous papermaking furnish;
(b) depositing and creping the nascent web on a multilayer creping belt that includes (i) a first layer made from a polymeric material having a plurality of openings, and (ii) a second layer that is separate from and attached to a surface of the first layer, with the nascent web being deposited on the first layer; and
(c) applying a vacuum to the creping belt such that the nascent web is drawn into the plurality of openings, after the nascent web is deposited on the multilayer creping belt.