Abrasion resistance is a critical property of printed materials. Abrasion damage usually happens at the time of storage, handling and transport. This results in a decrease in product appearance and legibility of product information. The amount of abrasion damage to a printed material depends on shipping conditions, temperature, humidity, time etc. The test is conducted to evaluate the relative abrasion resistance of printed inks, coatings, laminates and substrate. Tests are conducted to measure the effects of the product such as food, detergent powder, beverages etc. on abrasion resistance as there can be spillage or leakage while transporting the products from one place to another. Ink abrasion tester helps manufacturers to assure the quality and considered as the proficient testing instrument.
Rub resistance explains the ability of printed material to bear marking, scuffing or smudge at the time of handling, packaging, transportation, distribution and usage. The testing machine is used to analyse the life of the label to create the actual environment of application to measure the abrasion resistance of the surface coating layer of printed material. It simulates the real working environment of product and determines the quality and printing method to be used for printing of label that is based on the application of the product and its working environment.
Various applications of Ink Rub tester are:
It tests abrasion resistance of photosensitive board coating layers and analyses the issue related lower printing force.
Some label applications need particular criteria like resistance to abrasion or good adhesion on difficult label surfaces. The labels must be able to bear the extreme temperature conditions, exposure to moisture etc.
Many important points are considered before abrasion resistance are carried out such as:
Ink Abrasion Resistance Tester is designed specifically to measure the resistance against rubbing and scuffing. The machine can be used to determine the properties of printed materials against various physical conditions. These physical conditions bring damage to the printed materials. To test this printing technology that can bear various conditions, abrasion tester is used.
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