When experiencing ink flaking, with uncured, or easily ablated inks, performing ASTM F, the tape test can determine if ink to substrate. ASTM F Standard Practice for Evaluating Ink or Coating Adhesion to Flexible Packaging Materials Using Tape. ASTM F Standard Practice for Evaluating Ink or Coating Adhesion to Flexible Packaging Materials Using Tape. standard by ASTM.
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Subscription pricing is determined by: Already Subscribed to this document. Whether there is a possibility for that ink to flake and contaminate an OR environment, make a critical instruction unreadable, or cause a cosmetic malfunction, the ASTM F tape test can help identify these risks upfront.
Your Alert Profile lists the documents that will be monitored. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. Think of the relationship of ink to substrate as you would shampoo to scalp. While holding the sample down peel asm tape off at a degree angle with an even motion at approximately 12 to 18 inches per second.
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test – AWT
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ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test
Surface energy treatments can diminish over time. If the document is revised or amended, you will be notified by email. Quality Tests Our Quality Management Department focuses on two set of activities, quality assurance and quality control. Poor ink or coating adhesion can affect the readability, functionality, and even cause contamination.
The last thing any company wants is a label in-line or in the field with potential of failing inks. Once sized, apply the tape to the surface of the coated substrate with your finger or thumb being sure to avoid causing any wrinkles or bubbles. As the voice of the U. Document the results and save the samples. For the most accurate scalp scratch test results wear a black t-shirt and use a black light to identify debris while scratching. Examine sample for ink flaking.
We have no amendments or corrections for this standard. Developing that standard conditioning test is important. Your Alert Profile lists the documents that will be monitored. This could be one of any of the following things:. Unit of Measurements mm Reference Standards Internal. To measure the adhesion of print on plastic film. To determine the level of opacity in the film.
If the wrong type of shampoo is used, it could result in dandruff. You can download and open this file to your own computer but DRM prevents opening this file on another computer, including a networked server. Quality assurance is process oriented and focuses on defect prevention, while quality control is product oriented and focuses on defect identification.
Examine sample for ink flaking. The goal of our quality assurance team is to improve development and test processes so that defects do not arise when the product is being developed and to ensure this we perform periodic performance audits of our operations. Note; the same test on a one year old material has potential to vary significantly from a three year old material.
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Proceed to Checkout Continue Adtm. Already Subscribed to this document. Surface energy treatments can diminish over time. This is very similar to ink adhesion issues.
This is an abrasive test and is undertaken on wet and dry sample. The substraight age and properties remains constant. The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds. To determine the adhesion of the ink to the film v2252-03.