Objective measurement of softness – now even possible with hand sheets

Emtec Electronic at Tissue World Sao Paulo, Brazil

Leipzig, Germany 06.09.2019 – With the emtec TSA Softness Analyzer, the objective measurement of the three basic parameters that determine the human feeling is already possible and the method is well accepted in the industry. At the Tissue World Sao Paulo, Brazil, from October 22th to 24th, the company will present its well-known softness testing instrument and some very helpful upgrade possibilities on the device at booth no G13.

The human feeling is a very complex process and realized by four different receptors in the human skin. This makes it difficult to measure for an objective testing device. The hand feel, which is the perceived feeling by a human when touching a piece of tissue is determined by three basic parameters, the softness (micro-surface variations), the roughness (macro-surface variations) and the in-plane stiffness. With the emtec TSA it is possible to measure these parameters objective and independently. From the three measured values, a hand feel value can be calculated, which correlates very well with the human expectation. The measuring results of the device allow an efficient process control and process optimization, QA, incoming control, R&D, trouble shooting and so on.

Besids the TSA, interested visitors can have a look at the CAS touch! Charge Analyzing System and FPA touch! Fiber Pozential Analyzer, two devices, which measure the particle charge and the surface charge of fibers. The easy handling, light weight and small size makes them to an ideal partner especially for chemical suppliers. 

Together with our Brazilian partners from Elof Hansson, area manager Daniel Ohndorf will be at the booth to discuss the devices and to introduce very exciting TSA news. Special changes at the device and in the measuring method allow to measure the influence of different fiber mixes (long/short fiber ratio for example) to the tissue softness by testing hand sheets. Especially tissue makers, chemical suppliers and pulp producers should be interested.

Visitors are welcome to bring samples to the booth for quick tests, which can give a first impression of the possibilities of the device.

Emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer – new features of a well-known device

Emtec Electronic at TissueCon 2019, Orlando / Florida

Leipzig, Germany 06.09.2019 – With the emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer, the objective measurement of the three basic parameters that determine the human feeling is already possible. At the TissueCon Orlando, USA, from October 1st to 4th, the company will present its well-known softness testing instrument together with new features to the tissue industry.

The human feeling is a very complex process. Different receptors in the human skin are responsible to feel the components that determine the human feeling. The three basic parameters are the softness, roughness and stiffness of a tissue products. The measuring principle of the emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer simulates the human hand very well, with the big advantage that not only the overall human feeling can be quantified, the device additionally provides information about the three basic parameters, which are measured individually. The availability of these objectively measured parameters and the calculated hand feel value (HF) help pulp producers, chemical suppliers, tissue producers and converters, but also retailers as well as institutes and universities to get very deep insights of the tested tissue products. The measured data can be used in the R&D, incoming control, quality assurance, trouble shooting and process as well as product optimization.

Also introduced during the show is a new feature of the device – the possibility to predict the influence of different fiber mixes (e.g. long and short fiber ratio) to the tissue quality by measuring hand sheets.

Alexander Gruener, Global Marketing and Business Development Manager of emtec, will be at the booth and is happy to explain and discuss the device and all possibilities that come with it. Since the device will actually be at the booth, interested customers can even bring samples to the booth for testing. Additionally, there will be two presentations about the TSA.

Emtec test devices allow a detailed evaluation of paper and board characteristics

Emtec Electronic at MIAC 2019 in Lucca, Italy

Leipzig, Germany 06.09.2019 – From October 09th to 11th, the German developer and producer of innovative testing equipment, emtec Electronic GmbH, will present a variety of its test instruments. The application of this equipment enables an efficient process and process control from the wet end to the finished product and helps to achieve the best possible quality with the lowest possible cost.

The state-of-the-art charge measuring systems for the wet end in paper and board production are the CAS touch! and the FPA touch! (small, light and easy to handle).

The use of both instruments in the production process helps to optimize the consumption of chemicals, to stabilize the process, to improve the product quality and to reduce costs.IMG 1373

Besides this, the emtec ACA Ash Content Analyzer aims to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional combustion method. The innovative lab instrument replaces combustion with x-ray technology, enabling the non-destructive measurement of individual mineral fillers in paper and board. Time consuming test procedures are no longer necessary and the data are available quickly. In comparison to the combustion method, not only the total ash content can be measured. With the ACA it is possible to measure the content of the individual fillers and pigments with an accuracy of up 0.1 – 0.3% (abs.)

In addition to the three devices mentioned above, further products, e.g. the emtec TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer can be seen and discussed at our booth. Very interesting is a new developed test method, which allows the measurement of hand sheets with the device.

For more information, please visit our booth (booth no. 171), where you can meet our area manager for the region, Philipp Sievers.


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