This standard is issued under the fixed designation F/FM; the number 1 This practice is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee F02 on Flexible. When experiencing ink flaking, with uncured, or easily ablated inks, performing ASTM F, the tape test can determine if ink to substrate. Poor adhesion of ink or coating to the base substrate can impact the readability of printed materials, affect the functionality of coated materials, or create a.
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To avoid poor results it is necessary to be as consistent as possible in performing the test.
Use the ASTM F tape test as an indicative measure and, if there is a failure, work closely with the printer until the test is passed. The substraight age and properties remains constant. I always remember my tape tests working. An adequate sample size to be tested should be determined Conditioning consistency of the sample; qstm temperature, moisture exposure, ink cure time, amount of time tape is applied, etc.
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To test your scalp f22252 flakes you can perform the scratch test. When experiencing ink flaking, with uncured, or easily ablated inks, performing ASTM F, the tape test can determine if ink to substrate adhesion is acceptable. While holding the sample down peel the tape off at a degree angle with an even motion at approximately 12 to 18 inches per second. The last thing any company wants is a label in-line or in the field with potential of failing inks.
Surface energy treatments can diminish over time. 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.
Fortunately, there are tests that can help identify both issues.
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test – AWT
There is much more behind the ASTM F test than just a piece of tape and a mini tug-o-war contest. Having an understanding at both the printer and the end user about how the test is performed and how to interpret the results is critical in making this an effective and f2225 test method. This could be one of any of the following things:.
Make certain the set up time for the scotch tape is consistent. Poor ink or coating adhesion can affect the readability, functionality, and even cause contamination.
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ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test
If the wrong type of ast, is used, it could result in dandruff. Developing that standard conditioning test is important. The benefits of a subscription: Document the results and save the samples. Likewise, if the wrong ink is being applied to a substrate the ink can fail with the result being the ink flaking off, much like astj.
If you need to be able to add standards to the monitoring service, you must register as a user with your own username and password. 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. Start Webshop Product catalog Product presentation. The moment new editions of the standards you monitor are released, changes are made, or appendixes are published, you aastm be alerted by email.
Note; the same test on a one year old material has potential to vary significantly from a three year old material. Monitoring Standards monitoring is a free service designed for you who wish to be alerted of changes to or new editions of the standards required in your work. The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds.
Typical things to consider are as follows: I suppose your question now is what to do if your tape looks like it just picked up half of the confetti from Bourbon Streets Mardi Gras celebration after the Super Bowl?