The Hanatek Rub and Abrasion tester brings new levels of repeatability and convenience to testing the durability of inks and coatings on any printed material. The instrument is used for testing the scuff, marking and rub resistance of cartons, films and commercial printed material.
|Weights||Weights 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 psi pressure|
|Speed||Speed 60 RPM|
|Size||(h) 420 x (w) 350 x (d) 250 mm|
This comparitive test works by abrading a printed sample against a reference material under known conditions. The results can be used to identify alternative substrates, better ink and coating formulations or the suitability of finished cartons, films or printed books, magazines and promotional materials. The Hanatek Rub and Abrasion tester has automatic weight selection and can be programmed for the required number of cycles, enabeling it to be run concurrently with other laboratory tests.
What is Durability and Abrasion Testing
A laboratory rub proof tester is a tool for comparing the rubbing, scuffing and marking of inks and coatings on commercial print and packaging, it can be used as part of quality control in a production environment or an aid to development in the laboratory.
Protective packaging, magazines, commercial documents and promotional material are all printed with inks and coatings which are designed to remain clear, bright and undamaged during the items lifetime.
Unfortunately movement during packing, shipping or everyday handling can cause items to mark or scuff. The coatings and substrates used, the cure conditions and the amount of abrasion all effect the severity of this damage.