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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ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test
Fortunately, there are tests that can help identify both astk. This ensures that you are always up-to-date and saves you both time and money. I suppose your f22252 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? 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.
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ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test – AWT
wstm Examine sample for ink flaking. To avoid poor results it is necessary to be as consistent as possible in performing the test. Start Webshop Product catalog Product presentation. The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds. The substraight age and properties remains constant.
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To test your scalp for flakes you can perform the scratch test. This is very similar to ink adhesion issues. The moment new editions of the standards you monitor are released, changes are made, or appendixes are published, you will be alerted by email.
Use the ASTM F tape test as an indicative measure and, if there is astk failure, work closely with the printer until the test is passed. There is much more behind the ASTM F test than just a piece of tape and a mini tug-o-war contest.
Note; the same test on a one year old material has potential to vary significantly from a three year old material. 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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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. Document ashm results and save the samples. The benefits of a subscription: You need to log in before adding standards to the monitoring service.
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. This service is not available if you are a URL user where you do not log in with an email address.
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. 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 sstm. For the most accurate scalp scratch test results wear astn black t-shirt and use a black light to identify debris while scratching.
If this occurs be sure to communicate that all possible variables have been standardized. Cut a piece of or tape to use.
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, asfm ASTM F tape test can help identify these risks upfront. Here is how to administer the test: Developing that standard conditioning test is important.
The last thing any company wants is a label in-line or in the field with potential of failing inks. If you need to be able to add standards to the monitoring f2522, you must register as a user with your own username and f225.
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 always remember my tape tests working. Webprint Printed and bound. A web subscription provides an easy and secure access to standards, and you are guaranteed to always have the latest edition.