The STFI FiberMaster is a powerful tool for studying fibre dimensions and fibre curl and their importance in the papermaking process and resulting paper properties. The equipment is used routinely in Innventia's own research as well as for contract work.
One measurement requires a sample of approx. 0.1 grams of fibres. About 10,000 fibres are analysed in a typical cycle of 20-40 min. All objects with an aspect ratio larger than 4:1 are defined as fibres. All related individual measurement data are reported. It is thus possible to generate a number of detailed 2D- or 3D-diagrams illustrating the properties of the analyzed sample.
The STFI FiberMaster is available as a commercial unit for both laboratory and online applications through Lorentzen & Wettre.