About R.A. Emerson & Company
During more than thirty years in the paper industry, as a
paper mill production manager, field customer service rep
and chemical salesman, Robert Emerson performed
thousands of traditional "black rag" tests at paper mills,
coaters, converters and print shops to evaluate surface
debris on paper. This traditional test has many variables
such as test duration, test pressure and test medium.
Due to these variables, no two tests would produce identical
results. Based on that we developed the Dusting Gauge to
eliminate all those variables. We were awarded patent
#5,628,228 in 1997. Over the next few years we worked
with several mills, coaters and printers to refine and improve
the gauge, and we now offer the very best tool on the market
for evaluation of surface debris.
We have manufactured and supplied over five-hundred Dusting Gauges to paper
mills, paper coaters, converters and printers in thirty eight countries around the
world. Many customers utilize several Gauges throughout their operations.
More recently paper binder suppliers, chemical additive suppliers and pigment
suppliers have discovered the value of the Gauge. With the Gauge these
suppliers can quickly demonstrate the impact of their products on paper quality.