Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Pulp and Paper Technology
Dr. A. H. Nadelman
In this thesis, four groups of fibers with varying average fiber lengths have been separated from a coniferous bleached kraft pulp which had been beaten to different levels of freeness. The fractionation of the pulp was accomplished with a Bauer-McNett fiber classifier. The groups of fibers were analyzed for average fiber length, fiber length distribution and for their strength characteristics.
The results of this survey show interesting and significant trends, particularly with regard to the apparent density, tensile strength and the tearing resistance of the various fractions. The contributions of the various fractions to the strength characteristics of the whole pulp have been illustrated.
Kraske, David, "The Influence of Fiber Length and Fiber Length Distribution on Some Strength Characteristics of a Commercial Pulp" (1952). Paper Engineering Senior Theses. 279.