Germany´s Emtec Electronic has responded to customer demand and upgraded its Tissue Softness Analyser (TSA).

With the updated device and an advanced measuring method it is now possible to evaluate the impact of different fibre mix ratios by measuring handsheets to predict the softness quality of the finished tissue product.

According to the supplier, the original TSA represents “a nearly perfect simulation” of the human hand, and shows “excellent results” in measuring base tissue and finished tissue products such as toilet paper, handkerchief and facial tissue.

Before the upgrade, the device had been limited in measuring the impact of different fibre compositions of long and short fibres.

Emtec – which developed the TSA – added that the upgraded version has a new sensor design that enables the new softness measuring method for handsheets to have more accurate and reliable results.

The supplier said the new measuring method opens up possibilities for saving costs and resources, and leads to an efficiency increase in the process and product optimisation.