TAPPI T412 Moisture Content of Paper

Testing Standard:

TAPPI T412 Moisture in Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard

Standard Number
TAPPI T412

Standard Title
Moisture in Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard, Test Method

Overview:

TAPPI T412 Test Method is influenced by a number of factors including environmental conditions which will impact many of its physical properties. This includes the manufacturing process, printability of the final product, shrinkage, dimensional stability, strength, and paper runnability. Purple Diamond Testing offers TAPPI T412 Moisture in Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard as part of our packaging compliance and validation services.

Rationale:

TAPPI T412 – Moisture in Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard. Moisture content of pulp and paper is critical during the manufacturing, printing, and end use phases. Routine monitoring is suggested to avoid possible issues. Identifying issues early, eliminates possible issues such as compression failure of corrugated boxes, printability of paper and the ability to be run efficiently through machinery during converting (into corrugated boxes).

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