Since standardized handsheet testing procedures are only sufficient to characterize the development of pulp properties e.g. during mechanical pulping in a macro scale, two testing systems, developed and patented by Innowep GmbH - TRACEiTr Profilometer and USTr Universal Surface Tester - were applied on TMP handsheets to go further in answering questions about the correlation between dimensions and character of fibers and paper characteristics in a micro scale. The resulting parameters correlate well with pulp data such as mass-weighted fiber length, fiber width and z-directional handsheet structure and could explain some effects of handsheet manufacturing on the handsheet properties. Thus, also a better understanding of how to perform physical tests on handsheets and how to interpret the gained results could be found.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||COST Action E54 Final Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom|
Duration: 22 Mar 2011 → 24 Mar 2011
|Conference||COST Action E54 Final Conference|
|Period||22/03/11 → 24/03/11|
- Fiber dimension
- surface roughness
- elastic behavior
- chemical pulp
- mechanical pulp
Weinhold, W. P., Heinemann, S., Liukkonen, S., Sirviö, J., Wang, H., Podgorbunskich, I., & Weinhold, W. (2011). Impact of fiber characteristics on the homogeneity of paper micro-mechanics, topography and micro formation. Paper presented at COST Action E54 Final Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.