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IMAGE ANALYSIS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PULP AND PAPER RESEARCH

Objective

This concerted action relates primarily to :

- Non-food combined processing which includes the control and increased efficiency of paper manufacturing and

- Non-food End Use properties which includes defining functional and market requirements for cellulose products and establishing prenormative community or international standards.

The action is intended to promote a faster spread of state of the art high-technology Image Analysis (IA) equipment and methods into the European paper industry for efficient quality control and thereby support competitiveness. IA is by its visual nature well suited for assessing quality appearance factors like print and paper colour, gloss and uniformity. It can be applied in a multitude of ways and it is therefore important to promote discussions on suitable community quality standards before too many local standards emerge.

Environmental statement: image analysis has in itself no environmental effects but as a tool for production and quality control it can be helpful for environmentally friendly production. One example is how IA can be used for control of removal of ink in the processing of recycled waste paper.

The main topics are :

- the assessment of recycled pulp quality

- the assessment of printability

- the assessment of formation of papers

The coordinated laboratories in this action are prepared to share their knowledge to the European pulp and paper industry as a whole which makes the community support very meaningful.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Address
Hess Strasse 134
80797 München
Germany

Participants (6)

Centre Technique de l'Industrie des Papiers, Cartons et Celluloses
France
Address
Domaine Universitaire
38020 Grenoble
Institut für Papierfabrikation
Germany
Address
Alexanderstraße 8
64283 Darmstadt
PFI - NORWEGIAN PULP AND PAPER
Norway
Address
Box 24 Blindern
0313 Oslo
PIRA International
United Kingdom
Address
Randalls Road
KT22 7RU Leatherhead
STFI
Sweden
Address
Drottning Kristinasvag 61
11486 Stockholm
TPO - TNO
Netherlands
Address
P.o.box 155
2600 AD Delft