19. November 2004 Daniel Kruse

Many controls of processed fiber products are necessary to achieve high-quality fibers with the required properties. Fiber fineness is one important fiber property because it describes the quality of the separation process. Fineness also improves the tensile properties of composites. The image analysis system Fibreshape has been developed for quality control of fiber-particle mixtures . It determines fiber fineness distribution in a very wide range from 5 to 50000 µm and other properties such as length and orientation. Fibreshape enables to reduce the time and costs of fineness quality control dramatically in respect to the classical microsope/video techniques.
author: Hubert Schmid, IST Ltd (Switzerland)
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