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Paprican introduces Standard Reference Newsprint


January 9, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada is the first ISO-certified laboratory to market a Standard Referenc…

The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada is the first ISO-certified laboratory to market a Standard Reference Newsprint to verify the calibration of automated testing modules. Developed by Paprican’s quality assurance team, the reference material will ensure the optimization of automated systems calibration and the improvement of end-product quality. Regular verification of test modules with Standard Reference Newsprint allows correcting for any drift in calibration that may occur over time, and will ensure that test measurements always remain accurate and reliable.

The material comes in the form of a paper strip, 20 feet long and 12 inches wide, cut in the machine direction. It can be fed directly into automated testing equipment. Each strip has been characterized by Paprican’s ISO-accredited testing laboratory for the following properties: grammage, caliper, burst, tear, tensile, Parker Print-Surf, roughness, Gurley air resistance and optical characteristics. Values for tensile stiffness index (TSI) and tensile stiffness orientation (TSO) are also included.

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“By means of our interlaboratory pulp, paper and board monitor programs, we are in constant contact with those persons who work on site to ensure product quality,” explained Pierre Simon, leader of quality assurance at Paprican. “The Standard Reference Newsprint development project was carried out to meet their needs, and it complements the range of quality assurance materials and programs that we currently offer.”


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