Non-Destructive Method to Resolve the Core and the Coating on Paperboard by Spectroscopic X-ray Imaging
2013 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 28, no 3, 439-442 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Quality control is an important issue in the paperboard industry. A typical sheet of paperboard contains a core of cellulose fibers [C6H10O5], coated on one or both sides with layers of calcium carbonate [CaCO3] or Kaolin [Al2Si2O5(OH)4]. One of the major properties of a good quality paperboard is the consistency of the expected ratio between the thickness of the core and the coating layers. A measurement system to obtain this ratio could assist the paperboard industry to monitor the quality of their products in an automatic manner. In this work, the thicknesses of the core and the coating layers on a paperboard with coating layer on only one side were measured using an X-ray imaging technique. However, the limited spectral and spatial resolution offered by the measurement system being used led to the measured thicknesses of the layers being lower than their actual thicknesses in the paperboard sample. Suggestions have been made in relation to overcoming these limitations and to enhance the performance of the method. A Monte Carlo N-particle code simulation has been used in order to verify the suggested method.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 28, no 3, 439-442 p.
Spectroscopic X-ray imaging, Thickness measurement of layers in paperboard, Paperboard quality
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18400ISI: 000325145900014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84883036103Local ID: STCOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-18400DiVA: diva2:602045