1. New Products
2. Product Update & Applications
3. Shows & Exhibits
many new features. It is more affordable, significantly faster with
greater automation, has an optional 6 beaker carousel, an increased
fiber length range to 15 mm, and more.
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The fourth generation of the Fiber Quality Analyzer will be launched in
January 2013. Over a decade ago the first FQA was developed jointly by
FP Innovations, the University of British Columbia and OpTest. More than
160 units have been sold worldwide since then. The new
FQA-360 retains all the advantages of the previous model.
These advantages include a non-plugging flow cell, measurement of fibers
as well as shives and vessel elements, use of circular polarized light
for the most precise fiber measurements. The Fiber Quality Analyzer
meets all international standards and has a proven history of
reliability and very low maintenance costs.
The 3mm rayon fibers above have no
fines. However, air bubbles in the non-polarized part appear as
The same cellulose fiber viewed with
circular polarized light (left) and linear polarized light (right).
The ends of the curled fiber disappear in linear polarized light.
OpTiPro (Optical Pattern Recognition) software quantifies the
intensity, size and orientation of patterns in paper. The OpTiPro uses
images from the
Paper PerFect Formation Analyzer or the
Tissue Paper: A new publication
is available that discusses the relationship between fiber curl and
important tissue properties such as strength, bulk and softness.
Plastic Composites: The use of
cellulose fibres in plastic composites is steadily increasing. The
impact of fiber dimensions on composite properties is the subject of a
new short presentation.
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SHOWS & EXHIBITS
The following is a list of
exhibits where the latest OpTest technology will be shown in the
- PaperWeek 2013,
Montreal, Canada, Feb 4 - 6
- Tissue World 2013, Barcelona, Spain, Mar 28 - 31
- Tappi PaperCon 2013, Atlanta, USA, Apr 29 - May
Come meet us and try the
Contact OpTest service regarding
Preventative Maintenance & Product Upgrades:
Phone: +1 613-632-5169
Fax: +1 613-632-3744