PROJECTS I'VE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR

November 2001

  1. Image analysis techniques for studying "orange peel" gloss effects in a LWC paper.
  2. Gloss uniformity in coated paper.
  3. The blind drilled sleeve--a breakthrough in shoe press operation.
  4. Measurement of small-scale gloss variation in printed paper: topography explains much of the variation for one paper.
  5. Measuring water-induced roughening of LWC paper and its effect on printed gloss.
  6. Strobelight observations of a high pressure felt cleaning jet.
  7. Observations of water removal by a plexiglass vacuum box.
  8. Paper defects caused by fluid shear force during pressing.
  9. A micro-mechanical view of wet pressing and resulting paper propertie.
  10. A task force analysis of seven roll cover failures on a high-loaded Linerboard machine.
  11. Improving the 3rd press performance of a fine paper machine.
  12. Central vacuum system performance for a high-speed LWC paper machine.
  13. Premature center suction roll cover failures on a Linerboard machine.
  14. An SEM study of Bible paper.
  15. Sheet flutter on a high-speed LWC paper machine.
  16. Wet press simulations for a Linerboard press rebuild.
  17. Wet press simulations for a high-loaded LWC press rebuild.
  18. Image analysis finds a hidden wire mark defect in the printed sheet.
  19. Pressroom runnability problems with directory paper.
  20. Image analysis of coating "graininess" and croda ink patterns in a LWC paper.
  21. Starch penetration technique for evaluating the Voith Speedsizer.
  22. Evaluation of optically-enhanced coating roughness and directionality for LWC paper.
  23. Visual and microscopic examination for coated food board topography problems.
  24. Wire side microgloss scan of two LWC papers.
  25. Coating directionality resulting from the short dwell blade coating process.
  26. Investigations of 'Orange Peel' gloss patterns in a LWC paper.
  27. Image correlations of 'Orange peel' in a commercial LWC paper.
  28. Exploratory investigations of high-incidence-angle gloss imaging.
  29. The shoe press and Linerboard finish problems.
  30. Ammonium chloride burnouts of 13 North American Commercial LWC samples.
  31. Using reflected light to measure 'Elephant Skin' roughening in linerboard.
  32. Steam shower applications for FlexoNip shoe press installations.
  33. Shrinkage roughening and hard roll ends after supercalendering on a high-speed SC paper machine.
  34. Fiber orientation and weak front side tensile strength on a Directory paper machine.
  35. Fiber orientation streaking from hydraulic headboxes for a MWC paper.
  36. Duplication of pilot pressing studies using a laboratory web former.
  37. Back to the basics in wet pressing.
  38. How important is rewetting in wet pressing?
  39. Practical effects of sheet stratification caused by wet pressing.
  40. A description of sheet stratification caused by wet pressing.
  41. What happens during shell and groove marking.
  42. Image analysis of a LWC paper reveals wire mark in the print density variations.
  43. Wet pressing research in 1989--an historical perspective, analysis, and commentary.
  44. MD microstriations in paper: a two-sided shrinkage phenomenon?
  45. Submillimeter gloss variations in coated paper; Part I, the gloss imaging equipment and analytical techniques.
  46. Submillimeter gloss variations in coated paper; Part 2, Studying "orange peel" gloss effects in a lightweight coated paper.
  47. High-intensity pressing and sheet-finish problems.
  48. The technical challenges of making better paper--preparing for the 21st century.
  49. The Influence of Underlying Paper Surface Structure on Missing Dots in Gravure-Printed SC paper.
  50. Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) techniques to quantify paper surfaces.
  51. Application of image processing techniques to paper analysis.
  52. A "skin" (membrane) on the paper surface associated with commercial wet pressing and subsequent drying.
  53. "Finger Ridging" in supercalendered paper caused by fiber orientation streaks from the headbox.
  54. Optimizing the Production Rate, Efficiency, and Paper Quality of an SC Paper Machine to World-Class Standards.
  55. Evaluation of press configuration and shoe press justification for a 100% recycle linerboard.
  56. Cockle and Wrinkle Fields on an LWC paper machine: a complex problem with many contributing factors that apparently must come together before they appear.
  57. "Shiny spot" problem during winding of a coated board.
  58. Cockles and MD Microstriations on a woodfree medium-weight coated fine paper.
  59. "Texture" problems on the surface of a coated foodboard.
  60. Fibre orientation and press room runnability problems for a release paper.
  61. The causes of MD Microstriations and missing dots on a high speed SC paper machine.
  62. Topographical texture problems on a woodfree coated fine paper.
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