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FQA Film Quality Analyzer

The Brabender FQA Film Quality Analyzer enables continuous optical quality control of blown and flat films in the laboratory or production environment.

Your advantages

  • Precision: Identification of different inhomogienety types
  • Efficient: Automatic evaluation and classification
  • Continuous: Quality inspection in the running process
  • Flexible: Suitable for laboratory systems and use in production

The Brabender FQA Film Quality Analyzer is an additional follow-up device for the optical evaluation of the quality of blown and flat films. It is specially suited for use in the development of new plastics and for quality assurance in the processing of films with recycled or biopolymer content. The FQA unit can be added to Brabender peripheral equipment:

  • Univex flat film take-off unit
  • Blown film take-off unit
  • Brabender Auto-Grader

Detected and classified are defects such as:

  • Black Specks
  • Gels
  • Holes
  • Extrusion lines

From the detected number of defects and their size distribution, a film quality index (FQI) is continuously determined. The handling of the FQA is also integrated into the Brabender MetaBridge software, so that FQA and process data can be viewed and evaluated in connection with each other.


Application examples

Cast film extrusion

Blown film extrusion

Cross-product benefits


Brabender’s cross-device software solution provides a consistent user experience between all Brabender units. The MetaBridge comes with various data evaluation functionality, preimplemented standards and customizable measurement methods in order to meet application specific requirements. Regular updates improve and expand your device and let you automatically benefit from the latest trends and developments.

MetaBridge ExtMB

The ExtMB software belongs to the MetaBridge family and is our optimized version for the laboratory extrusion process. Here, all sensor data is summarized in an interactive measurement and this further enhances your understanding of your product.