ASD Inc. Releases the QualitySpec® K-B Sample Press — Further Automating
Process Optimization for the Pulp and Paper Industry
The Industry’s first and only direct solution for accurate and simultaneous at-line measurement
of Kappa number and Brightness of chemical pulps just got better!
Boulder, Colo. (Vocus) July 7, 2009 -- ASD Inc. introduces the QualitySpec® K-B Sample Press to complement
the QualitySpec K-B NIR Analyzer released last year. Together, the NIR analyzer and the Sample Press comprise
a total solution for simultaneous at-line measurement of Kappa number and brightness on wet pulp. The Sample
Press replaces timely and labor-intensive methods with an automated press that eliminates operator-to-operator
variability in sample quality. This ultimately provides for tighter, more accurate process control, and the ability to
feed forward / feed back information on Kappa number and Brightness.
“With the QualitySpec K-B and Sample Press system, the Pulp and Paper Industry has an improved process
optimization solution allowing for increased frequency of in-process measurements, and greatly reduced need for
wet chemistry and the corresponding consumable toxic chemicals,” says Chris Pederson, ASD technical specialist
for paper and pulp applications. “More frequent testing drastically reduces the consumption of delignification and
bleaching chemicals and waste, and product consistency is maximized, potentially saving each mill hundreds of
thousands of dollars annually.”
ASD Inc. is unsurpassed in solving some of the world’s most challenging materials measurement problems. We
collaborate with industrial professionals,analytical researchers, and remote sensing scientists to provide the most
reliable, high performance analytical instrumentation solutions for real-world applications. Established in 1990
and based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, ASD Inc. has customers world-wide.
For more information, please contact Amanda Griffin, Marketing Communications Manager, ASD Inc., 2555
55th Street, Sui