Date of Award


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


The purpose of this thesis was to determine if crimp could be measured in virgin and recycled Kraft softwood. Comparisons of the physical property data and the crimp values were also to be done.

The results for this thesis showed that crimp is not an important property of the softwood used. Because of this the comparisons of data could not be done. More research must be done to determine if the sampling methods that used are valid and if crimp can be found in other fiber types.