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ASTM D4361

2010 Edition, December 1, 2010

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Standard Test Method for Apparent Tack of Printing Inks and Vehicles by a Three- Roller Tackmeter

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  • Revision: 2010 Edition, December 1, 2010
  • Published Date: December 1, 2010
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 7
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This test method covers the procedure for determining the apparent tack of printing inks using a three-roller tackmeter.

This test method is applicable to all paste-type printing inks and vehicles that are essentially nonvolatile under ordinary room conditions, provided that any elastomer covered rollers in the tackmeter are resistant to attack by the particular ink or vehicle chemistry. Different elastomers may be required for different ink or vehicle chemistries.

This test method covers three-roller tackmeters of two different geometries, referred to as Geometry A and Geometry B.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.