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PDA.C 02 MST - Module Standard

The emtec PDA.C02 Penetration Dynamics Analyzer (plus Module Standard, MST) helps to predict the gluability, printability and coating-ability of paper and board by measuring the converting-relevant parameters surface sizing (surface hydrophobia) and surface pore structure.

Product description

To make sure that the necessary product quality can be reached, specifications are agreed between paper maker and converter. These specifications are bases on standard test devices, such as Cobb or Gurley. But often it happens that although the quality of the base paper or board is within the agreed specifications, issues with the gluability, printability or coating-ability occur during the converting.

Since gluability, printability and coating-ability mainly depend on surface sizing and surface porosity, information about these two parameters are very important. But the standard test devices are not able to measure them. In comparison to this, the emtec PDA is able to measure these two very important surface parameters within the time that is relevant for the converting process and by this helps to ensure a well-running converting process and the right product quality.


Chemical suppliers
Paper producers
Paper converters
Board producers
Board converters
Corrugated board producers
Universities & Institutes

Application areas

Process optimization
Product optimization
Incoming control
Quality assurance
Complaint management


t95 value

surface porosity

MAX value

surface sizing/hydrophobia

Technical data

device dimensions

basic device 42 x 16 x 32 cm (H x W x D)
Motor Control Unit 11 x 16 x 24 cm (H x W x D)


approx. 16 kg

sample dimension

75 x 50 mm

measuring frequencies

1 MHz, 2 MHz selectable

first measured value

approx. 10 ms after liquid contact

measurement intervals

approx. 1 ms

data structure

ASCII file

supply voltage

115-230 VAC, 50-60 Hz