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This test method covers the procedure for determining the apparent tack of printing inks using a three-roller tackmeter.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications, this test method was withdrawn in July 2019 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the procedure for determining the apparent tack of printing inks using a three-roller tackmeter.
1.2 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.
1.3 This test method covers three-roller tackmeters of two different geometries, referred to as Geometry A and Geometry B.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 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.
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
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ASTM D4361-10, Standard Test Method for Apparent Tack of Printing Inks and Vehicles by a Three-Roller Tackmeter (Withdrawn 2019), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top