The Chip Quality Index (CQI) is the measurement which all chips are evaluated against post processing. The CQI is where money is made. By measuring chips against the CQI chip producers can determine value and potential profit based on consistency. To be sure you receive the highest consistency, and optimal chip for your application please consult the Peterson Chip Quality Index below.
Chip quality is usually measured against:
Each pulp mill has requirements for their machinery and product to maximize pulp fiber output.