For the 15th time, the international exhibition PAP-FOR 2018 will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia from November 13th to 16th. The German company emtec Electronic GmbH will attend together with the Russian representative Sigma Micron International Ltd. An interesting selection of their innovative testing instruments for the pulp, paper, tissue, converting and packaging industry is shown at booth no. E39 in pavilion F.
The latest innovation, the ACA Ash Content Analyzer enables the determination of the mineral filler content of a paper or board within seconds and without combustion, that means without destruction of the samples. 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.
Besides this, the well-known EST12 emtec Surface & Sizing Tester will be displayed at the booth. This device is used to determine important 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 the three individual parameters opens a huge amount of chances for the optimization of the tissue production and converting processes.
Furthermore, the smallest and lightest state-of-the-art devices for the wet-end are presented in St. Petersburg. The CAS touch! measures the particle charge and the FPA touch! measures the surface charge of fibers (zeta potential). Both devices help to get information about the efficiency of the chemicals, which are added during the paper, board and tissue production.