Energy-Saving Paper Sensor Passes Major Milestone

Photo of a paper printer machine
May 2005

The paper industry is one step closer to saving millions of dollars each year. An innovative laser ultrasonic sensor designed and built by scientists from EETD was recently successfully tested at a paper mill in Jackson, Alabama. The sensor measures a paper's bending stiffness and shear strength—two hallmarks of paper quality—as it speeds through a production web.