ASTM WK32271

    New Test Method for Evaluation of Foaming Tendency of Liquid Inks and Ink Vehicles

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D01.56 | Committee D01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method describes the procedure for evaluating the foaming tendency of liquid inks and ink vehicles based on changes in density. This test method is not intended to be used for inks or ink vehicles based on flammable solvents .

    This method is meant to simulate the generation of foam that occurs when a liquid ink or ink vehicle is subjected to high shear during the printing process. Foaming on press can cause print defects and makes it difficult to accurately measure and control viscosity. The method will be of use to printing ink manufacturers and printers.


    Liquid inks; foam; shearing; density; foaming tendency

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    David Tappa

    Draft Under Development