Accession Number : AD0432305

Title :   METHODS USED AT THE FOREST PRODUCTS LABORATORY FOR PREPARING CROSS SECTIONS OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Horn,Richard A. ; Ellickson,S. C.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Method for preparing cross sections of paper are discussed and related to the type of study each would be appropriate for. Nonembedding methods as well as embedding techniques discussed include free hand nonembedding, microtome nonembedding and microtome embedding procedures. Embedding methods have the disadvantage of being tedious and requiring a considerable amount of time, apparatus, and technical skill in operation Because of these disadvantages, it is advisable first to determine whether the analysis of a sample would require such lengthy procedures. For the most part, the freehand and nonembedding techniques are simple, require little technical skill and apparatus, and usually will give the information desired. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PAPER, MICROSTRUCTURE), (*MICROSTRUCTURE, PAPER), (*FIBERBOARD, PAPER), TEST METHODS, FIBERS, PREPARATION, FILMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE