“Our ISO-accredited laboratory is the reference for clients in over 35 countries in the pulp and paper, textile, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as for equipment manufacturers. They use our standard reference materials and programs to calibrate equipment, validate test results and ensure compliance with customer specifications. PAPTAC, Tappi, and ISO Standards recognize our expertise as suppliers of reference materials.
We are the quality experts you have been looking for!”
Business Unit Leader
Quality Assurance and Optics
Our quality assurance laboratores are ISO 17025-accredited
Paper tabs for calibrating mill reflectometers to measure ISO brightness, whiteness, color, and fluorescence. This service is provided on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.
Standardized Aluminum FoilA highly stable standard material used for verifying the calibration of burst testers
Available in 15 ranges of bursting pressures
Model A: 6 ranges 275-1724 kPA (40-250 psi)
Model C: 9 ranges 35-1172 kPA (5-170 psi)
Calibration of Canadian Standard Freeness TestersFPinnovations has the only ISO Standardizing Laboratory in the world for the calibration of the Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) tester. In our ISO-accredited testing laboratory, we repair, recalibrate, and certify used CSF testers and provide an inspection certificate. To ensure that our customers are not left without capabilities for freeness testing, we provide them with a calibrated tester on-loan during the repair and recalibration period.
Other calibration services that we provide include inspection and rescreening of grid plates, and inspection of drying plates and rings.
Over 150 participants use our monitor programs to identify problems with testing equipment and methodology, and to help ensure consistent and reliable results. They are an integral part of the quality assurance program of participating mills. The bleached kraft pulp, mechanical pulp, and paperboard monitor programs are provided three times a year. Our paper monitor program operates on a quarterly basis and uses a variety of paper products, including newsprint, fine paper, and groundwood specialties.
All of our monitor programs are offered in Canada and the United States, as well as in any other country outside the North American continent.
Bleached Pulp Monitor Program
Alternates between softwood and hardwood bleached kraft pulps
Data include Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF), caliper, burst, tear, and tensile at various PFI beating levels
Mechanical Pulp Monitor Program
Uses mechanical pulp furnish
Data include CSF, Somerville and Pulmac rejects, Bauer-McNett fractions, caliper, burst, tear, and tensile
Paper Monitor Program
Uses newsprint, fine paper, and groundwood specialties
Data include caliper, burst, tear, tensile, optical properties, Parker Print-Surf (PPS), and Sheffield roughness
Paperboard Monitor Program
Data include caliper, bulk, burst, tear, tensile, PPS, Sheffield smoothness, ring crush, STFI compression strength, internal bond, and optical properties