Pulp consists of fibers and each fiber is a basic building element. Runnability issues in the paper machine or quality deviations can be the result of variations in fiber mix, quality or refining. A uniform pulp quality creates the best situation for optimization of the paper, board or tissue machine, which is the basis for uniform and on specification paper quality.
If appropriate pulp quality properties are measured, it is easy to see correlations with other things happening in the process. This enables taking correct actions and strategies based on measured facts. Early detection of deviations in quality makes early corrective actions possible.
Modern optical technique makes it possible to analyze fiber properties statistically and in detail.