emtec Electronic with its innovations at the IMPS 2019 in Munich

Also this year, emtec Electronic GmbH will have a booth at the International Munich Paper Symposium from March 27th to 29th. The company will present a variety of testing instruments by which the complete production process can be controlled and guided in the right direction. From the wet end to the finished product, the application of the equipment enables an efficient process, to get the best possible quality with the lowest possibleACA 1 costs.

The ACA Ash Content Analyzer enables the determination of the mineral filler content without combustion, that means without destruction of the samples, within seconds. Both, the total mineral filler content, as well as the individual filler components (e.g. calcium carbonate, kaolin/talcum, titanium dioxide, iron oxide) and their percentage distribution are measured.

Furthermore, the CAS touch! to measure the particle charge and the FPA touch! to measure the surface charge of fibers (zeta potential) will be displayed at the booth. Both devices help to get information about the efficiency of the chemicals, which are added during the paper, board and tissue production.

Besides this, the EST12 emtec Surface & Sizing Tester is shown. A device to determine important and for the converting relevant paper surface properties such as surface hydrophobia / sizing as well as the surface porosity, which influence printability, coatability and gluability of paper and board.

Especially for tissue and nonwoven products, the TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer gives reliable and objective information about the three basic parameters, which determine the human feeling, the softness, roughness and stiffness. From these three, an overall hand feel value can be calculated. The availability of these values opens a huge amount of chances to optimize the tissue production and converting processes. New for hand sheet measurements: an updated version of the TSA and an improved measuring method for hand sheets (made in the lab) enables a reliable prediction of the final product quality in the lab without expensive trials at the tissue machine.

emtec Electronic presents innovative testing instruments in Florida

The German company emtec Electronic GmbH will attend the IDEA 2019 in Miami Beach, Florida, USA from March 25th to 28th. Together with the representative Technidyne Corporation, they will present innovative testing instruments for the industry of nonwovens and engineered fabrics at exhibition booth no. 97379:

The TSA – Softness Analyzer enables an objective evaluation of the softness, roughness and stiffness of nonwovens or fabrics. Included into the softness measurement is the measurement of the viscoelastic, elastic and plastic properties, which are represented by the elasticity, plasticity and hysteresis. With an extra module, the compressibility can be measured.

With the CAS touch! and the FPA, two very interesting instruments will be displayed at the booth as well. Both help to get information about the efficiency and the interaction of chemical additives with the fibers of the material. With the provided information, the additive itself, its consumption in the process and the quality of the finished product can be optimized very well.

The 300th TSA - Tissue Softness Analyzer was sold worldwide: a reason for emtec Electronic to celebrate

At the beginning of 2019, the German company emtec Electronic GmbH could celebrate the 300th globally sold TSA – Tissue Softness Analyzer. As documented, today the device is used in 48 countries on all continents on earth, whereby the most units are used in Europe, followed by North America and Asia.

Diagram: worldwide distribution of the emtec TSA - Tissue Softness Analyzer
Many years ago, the hand feel of tissue paper, no matter if base tissue, toilet paper, facials or others, has been tested by human hand panels. Since this quality parameter became more and more important, the subjective and not always reliable enough hand test needed to be replaced by an objective testing device, which can provide reliable and repeatable data.

The company emtec Electronic with its very innovative R&D Department is well known for finding customized solutions, and on demand, the development of the TSA - Tissue Softness Analyzer started in 2004. The first device has been sold to a tissue maker in 2007. Over the years, the device could be improved permanently and new functions were added. The TSA is able to provide the necessary data fast, accurate, reliable and repeatable. But even more important is, that it can measure the three basic parameters which determine the human hand feel – the softness, roughness and stiffness.

Today, companies from all different parts of the tissue industry use the TSA in their R&D, process and product optimization, complaint management and marketing. Among the users are research institutes and universities, tissue machine manufacturers, chemical suppliers, tissue makers and converters, but also retailers.

This success in the tissue industry created interest in other industries as well. In 2012, first activities have been started in the nonwoven industry, followed by the textile industry in 2015. It could be proved, that the device could be used in the same good way for these kinds of materials and again the R&D and Application Department helped, to adapt the TSA to the special needs of these two industries.

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