ASTM F2497 - 05(2011)e1

    Standard Practice for Abrasion and Scuff Resistance of Inkjet Media by the Sutherland Rub Tester

    Active Standard ASTM F2497 | Developed by Subcommittee: F05.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.09


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    ASTM F2497

    Significance and Use

    Abrasion resistance is a desirable and sometimes critical property of printed materials. Abrasion damage can occur during shipment, storage, handling, and end use. The result is a significant decrease in product appearance and legibility of product information. The amount of abrasion damage to a printed substrate is dependent on shipping conditions, possibly temperature and humidity, time, and many other variables. This practice provides a way of comparing abrasion resistance of printed materials under laboratory conditions.

    This practice also can be used to evaluate the relative abrasion and scuff resistance of printed and unprinted inkjet media.

    This practice can provide a reasonably simple procedure that can be used by both the buyer and the seller of printed materials to determine if the product offered for sale meets some predetermined standard for abrasion or scuff resistance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a procedure for determining the abrasion resistance of printed and unprinted inkjet media using the Sutherland Rub Tester, or its equivalent, equipped with full-width rubber pads and using standardized receptors.

    1.2 This practice is applicable to printed and unprinted inkjet media.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D5264 Practice for Abrasion Resistance of Printed Materials by the Sutherland Rub Tester


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 37.100.10 (Reproduction equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114601(Abrasion testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2497-05R11E01

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