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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Make certain the set up time for the scotch tape is consistent. Here is how to administer 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. 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?
ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test – AWT
Examine sample for ink flaking. 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. Use the ASTM F tape test as an indicative measure and, if there is a failure, work closely with the f222 until the test is passed.
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.
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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. To test your scalp for flakes you can perform the scratch test. Poor ink or coating adhesion can affect the readability, functionality, and even cause contamination. This is very similar to ink adhesion issues.
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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. Cut a piece of or tape to use. Think of the relationship of ink to substrate as you would shampoo to scalp.
If the wrong type of shampoo is used, it could result in dandruff. Note; the same test on a one year old material has potential to vary significantly from a three year old material. 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.
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ASTM Ink Adhesion Tape Test
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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. Monitoring Standards monitoring is a free service designed for you who wish to be alerted sstm changes to or new editions of the standards required in your work.
Developing that standard conditioning test is important. The test should be completed on a flat surface with no wrinkles, creases, or folds. Start Webshop Product catalog Product presentation.
You need to log in before c2252 standards to the monitoring service. For the most accurate scalp scratch test results wear a black t-shirt and use a black light to identify debris while scratching. There is much more behind the ASTM F test than just a piece of tape and a mini tug-o-war contest. To avoid poor results it is necessary to be as consistent as possible in performing the test.
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