Effect of fines on the properties of fibre networks

E Retulainen, Patricia Moss, Kaarina Nieminen

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The fines of mechanical and chemical pulps have a character very distinct from their respective fibre fractions. The fines can be regarded as a special furnish component and the optimum quality and percentage of fines in the sheet depends on the properties of the fibre fraction used. An addition of suitable fines can improve remarkably the properties of a printing paper. This paper deals with the structural, optical and strength properties of fibre networks, as influenced by fibre coarseness and the introduction of different types of fines. The response of these networks to calendering is also studied. Fibre fractions of different coarseness and lignin content are used. Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) is used to determine the changes in the structure and microscopic roughness of the sheet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProducts of papermaking
Subtitle of host publicationTransactions of the 10th Fundamental Research Symposium held at Oxford
EditorsC.F. Baker
Place of PublicationLeatherhead
PublisherPira International Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)185020530
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event10th Fundamental Research Symposium - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 19931 Sep 1993
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Fundamental Research Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • fines
  • paper properties

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