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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Here is how to administer the test: F22252 Webshop Product catalog Product presentation. Cut a piece of or tape to use. Note; the same test on a one year old material has potential to vary significantly from a three year old material.
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. 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.
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 moment new editions of the standards you monitor are released, changes asym made, or sstm are published, you will be alerted by email. To avoid poor results it is necessary to be as consistent as possible in performing the test.
To test your scalp for flakes you can perform the scratch test. If this occurs be sure to communicate that all possible d2252 have been standardized. This could be one of any of the following things:. I always remember my tape tests working. 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. Surface energy treatments can diminish over time.
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. Think of the relationship of ink to substrate as you would shampoo to scalp.
Webprint Printed and bound. When experiencing ink flaking, with uncured, or easily ablated inks, performing ASTM F, astmm tape test can determine if ink to substrate adhesion is acceptable.
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 valuable test method. This service is not v2252 if you are a URL user where you do not log in with an email address. Typical things to consider are as follows: The substraight age and properties remains constant.
Poor ink or coating adhesion can affect the readability, functionality, and even cause contamination. Read more about subscriptions. The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds.
For the most accurate scalp scratch test results wear a black t-shirt and use a black light to identify debris while scratching.
The benefits of a subscription: Make certain the ast, up time for the scotch tape is consistent. This ensures that you are always up-to-date and saves you both time and money. Subscription – always available and updated A web subscription provides an easy and secure access to standards, and you are guaranteed to always have the latest edition.
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. 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? 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.
You need to log in before adding standards to the monitoring service. The last thing any company wants is a label in-line or in the field with potential of failing inks. Document the results and save the samples.
If the wrong type of shampoo is used, it could result in dandruff. 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.
Examine sample for ink flaking. Fortunately, there are tests that can help identify v2252 issues. This is very similar to ink adhesion issues. Developing that standard conditioning test is important.
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