Customer case:

Fast fiber morphology analysis enables UFV to develop new technologies

The Pulp and Paper Laboratory at the Federal University of Vicosa (UFV) in Brazil has laboratory facilities that make it possible to carry out main tests and analyzes of cellulose and paper, as well as the laboratory scale production of these products. The laboratory wanted to increase the analysis range with a practical, modern, and technologically advanced solution. To ensure fast and easy fiber analysis, the university decided to purchase a Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) with ultra-high definition technology.

a Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5)  in use in a university in Brazil
We needed a solution that would help to facilitate our research projects and would allow us to improve the services offered by the laboratory. We selected Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer to be able to quickly achieve very reliable results that would otherwise be obtained more slowly and at greater expense.
Ana Márcia M. Ladeira Carvalho, Professor at UFV
Summary
Location Viçosa, Brazil
Challenge The laboratory wanted to increase the analysis range of cellulose and paper with a practical, modern, and technologically advanced solution.
Solution Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5), the analyzer can evaluate tens of thousands of fibers from a single sample with measurements based on a highly sensitive training pattern created by a neural-network-based “Teachtool”.
Results
  • High quality and reliable results with easy sample preparation
  • The new analyzer allows students and researchers to acquire data that is crucial for the research
  • Valmet FS5 has allowed the laboratory to expand the number of services they offer, and to facilitate and strengthen their relationship with the companies in the industry
Keywords Fiber Analyzer, Automation, Brazil

Fiber Image Analyzer

Designed for routine pulp and paper mill laboratory use as well as laboratory research, Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) offers a comprehensive set of automated fiber measurements.