Structural characterization

Updated: 2012-04-10 | Print

PFI has developed and applied advanced depicting techniques and analysing tools for 2D and 3D characterisation of microfibrillated cellulose, fibre, paper and composite structures. The methods will facilitate improvements of the final products and the understanding of their properties.

Contact: Gary Chinga Carrasco

Selected methods:

Fibre cross-sectional characteristics PFI-method
Fibre external fibrillation PFI-method
Fibre surface structures PFI-method
Fibre dimensions after maceration (STFI FiberMaster) PFI-method
Wiremarks PFI-method
Dirt specks PFI-method
Pinholes PFI-method
Optical formation PFI-method
Fibre orientation - Z-direction (splitting) PFI-method
Surface structure - filler spatial distribution PFI-method
Surface structure - surface roughness (laser profilometry) PFI-method
Paper cross-sectional analysis  
- Roughness PFI-method
- Filler distribution in the z-direction PFI-method
- Density distribution PFI-method
- Fines distribution PFI-method
Coating structures  
- Coating structure PFI-method
- Surface structure PFI-method
Dimensional stability  
- Fluting PFI-method
- Cockling PFI-method
Print analysis  
Cold-set print quality PFI-method
Half tone dot quality PFI-method
Mottling PFI-method
Picking PFI-method
Ink coverage PFI-method
Whiskering PFI-method
Novel materials  
Microfibrillated cellulose, MFC PFI-method
Fibre-reinforced composite materials PFI-method


Contact: Gary Chinga Carrasco