How to test the force of a free-falling dart on plastic films?

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Plastic films are one of the most commonly used packaging materials. They are often used to protect products from damage during shipping and storage and to prevent them from sticking to other objects. Testing the quality of these films is of utmost importance in order to ensure accurate products are delivered to the customers. To make it easy for the plastic film manufacturers to conduct the dart impact test on these materials, we at Testronix have designed this one of the high-quality lab testing instruments known as a dart impact tester. This is one of the quality lab testing equipment that can accurately assess the impact of freely falling darts on plastic films. Here we are going to discuss brief information about dart impact tester and how you can easily conduct the dart impact test on plastic films. But first, let us focus on the use of plastic films and why you should conduct a dart impact test on them.

What is the use of plastic films in the packaging industry?

Using plastic films in the packaging industry can help reduce the amount of waste created by packaging. Films can be used to create a number of different types of packaging, from small boxes to large sacks. They are also perfect for items that need to be stored in a dry environment, like food products.

When choosing a film for your packaging needs, it is important to consider the quality tests that needed to be done so that your packaging remains intact. These easy-to-use and lightweight films should be tested for their strength and durability in order to ensure quality products will be delivered.

There are many advantages of using plastic films in the packaging industry. They are easy to use, lightweight, and can be printed with a variety of designs. Plastic films can also be cut to any shape or size, which is helpful when packaging small items. Additionally, plastic films are biodegradable and recyclable, which makes them environmentally friendly.

By testing these films against freely falling darts, one can easily ensure that error-free products will be delivered to the customers. One of the most important tests conducted on these films is the dart impact test. This can be done with the help of a quality lab testing instrument known as a dart impact strength tester. We at Testronix have designed this high-quality lab testing equipment that can accurately assess the dart impact strength of the materials and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers. Now, let us discuss brief information about this high-quality testing equipment.

Introduction about Testronix dart impact tester

Plastic films have become an integral part of the packaging industry, as they are lightweight and durable. But what if these films can be impacted with sudden dart impact force? The product will get damaged and your reputation among your customers will also get affected. Thus, it is important for the packaging manufacturers to conduct the dart impact test on the materials. To make it easy for the manufacturers to conduct the dart impact test on the materials, we at Testronix have designed one of the high-quality lab testing instruments known as the dart impact tester.

This high-quality lab testing equipment designed by the experts at Testronix will easily calculate the impact of freely falling darts on the materials like paper and packaging films, flexible packaging films, etc.

This impact force will directly be dependent on the falling height of the dart and the weight of the dart. It comes with a digital LED display and provides the user with accurate testing results to make it easy for plastic film manufacturers to test the durability of their materials. This lab testing instrument has been made in accordance with industry standards that include IS 2508:1984(R2003), and ASTM D1709-16A.

You can read more about the Testronix dart impact strength tester and how you can easily use this high-quality lab testing instrument.

How to conduct a dart impact test on the plastic films with Testronix dart impact tester?

If you want to conduct the dart impact test on the plastic films then you can follow the steps mentioned below.

  • When you start the machine then it is important to place the specimen accurately on this lab testing instrument. Take a specimen of plastic film user want to test with the dimensions that allow the specimen to flow out of the clamping unit for at least 25 mm.
  • Remove the outer clamping ring and separate it from the unit.  Now place the specimen on the inner clamping ring.
  • After placing the specimen, insert the pipe from the vacuum pump into the vacuum pressure ports and plug the vacuum pump into a 3-pin 5 amp socket.
  • Make sure that the specimen does not have any wrinkles. The specimen must be completely wrinkled-free during the test.
  • Now adjust the height of the protective shield of the dart and set the height of the dart.
  • Once you follow all the above steps, then you can easily commence the test.

 

In this way, the plastic film manufacturer can easily conduct the dart impact test on the material and improve the quality of plastic packaging films.  This high-quality lab testing instrument has been built with cutting-edge technology and ensures users can accurately conduct dart impact tests on the materials. If you want to conduct a free virtual demo for this lab testing instrument then you can give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at info@testronixinstruments.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.

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