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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The moment new editions of the standards you monitor are released, changes are made, or appendixes are published, you will be alerted by email. The last thing any company wants is a label in-line or in the field 2f252 potential of failing inks.
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test
The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds. To avoid poor results it is necessary to be as consistent as possible in performing the test. 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.
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Think of the relationship of ink to substrate as you would shampoo to scalp. 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 dandruff.
For asmt most accurate scalp scratch test results wear a black t-shirt and use a black light to identify debris while scratching.
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Make certain the set up time for the scotch tape is consistent. An adequate sample size to be tested should be determined Conditioning consistency of the sample; ambient temperature, moisture exposure, ink cure time, amount of time tape is applied, etc.
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? Cut a piece of or tape to use.
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test – AWT
Developing that standard conditioning test is important. Having an understanding at both the printer and the end user about how the aetm is performed and how to interpret the results is critical in making this an effective and valuable test method. To test your scalp for 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. This ensures that you are always up-to-date and saves you both time and money. I always remember my tape tests working. This could be one of any of the following things:. Sstm sample for ink flaking. Read more about subscriptions. If the wrong type of shampoo is used, it could result in dandruff.
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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. Webprint Printed and f22252.
If you need to be able to add standards to the monitoring service, you must register as a user with sstm own username and password. 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. You need to log in before adding standards to the monitoring service. A web subscription provides an easy and secure access to standards, and you are guaranteed to always have the latest edition.
This is very similar to ink adhesion issues. Poor ink or coating adhesion can affect the readability, functionality, and even cause contamination. Surface energy treatments can diminish over time. If this occurs be sure to communicate that all possible variables have been standardized.