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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If this occurs be sure to communicate that all possible variables have been standardized. Poor ink or coating adhesion can affect the readability, functionality, and even cause contamination.
The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds. The last thing any company wants is a label in-line or in the field with potential of failing inks. 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.
If the wrong type of shampoo is used, it could result in dandruff. For the most accurate scalp scratch test results wear a black t-shirt and use a black light to identify debris while scratching. 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.
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test
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While holding ast, sample down peel the tape off at a degree angle with an even motion at approximately 12 to xstm inches per second. There is much more behind the ASTM F test than just a piece of tape and a mini tug-o-war d2252. Note; the same test on a one year old material has potential to vary significantly from a three year old material.
Use the ASTM F tape test as an indicative measure and, if there is a failure, work closely with the astj until the test is passed. The moment new editions of the standards you monitor are released, changes are made, or appendixes are published, you will be alerted by email.
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 valuable test method. This is very similar to ink adhesion issues. This service is not available if you are a URL user where you do not log in with an email address. This ensures that you are always up-to-date and saves you both time and money.
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.
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. Examine sample for ink flaking. To avoid poor results it is necessary to be as consistent as possible in performing the test.
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test – AWT
Document the results and save the samples. To test your scalp aetm flakes you can perform the scratch test. If you need to be f2522 to add standards to the monitoring service, you must register as a user with your own username and password.
Typical things to consider are as follows: Developing f22252 standard conditioning test is important. 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? 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.
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Surface energy treatments can diminish over time. Here is how to administer the test: 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. The substraight age and properties remains constant. The benefits of a subscription: Read more about subscriptions. This could be one of any of the following things:. Cut a piece of or tape to use. You need to log in before adding standards to the monitoring service.
Make certain the set up time for the scotch tape is consistent.