The Sutherland type Ink Rub tester is an automated instrument to rub a test strip under specified pressure, speed and temperature over a print determining the resistance to abrasion of the print. Abrasion resistance is a critical property for printed materials. Damage due to abrasion can occur during transport, storage, handling or use, resulting in deterioration of the image and readability of the information.
The Ink Rub tester allows comparison of the abrasion resistance of different materials under controlled conditions.
Weights for higher or lower forces well as heated weights are available.
Applicable standards: ASTM F1571, F685, F2497, D5264, F1478