Importance of testing frictional properties of laminates

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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The packaging industry is constantly exploring and adopting new ways to keep its products looking fresh. Laminates have been shown effective in terms of enhancing product life and increasing shelf-life safety. If you are a business owner in the packaging industry, you should know the right quality of materials delivered to the customers. Laminates use a strong adhesive to attach the cardboard or paper to the plastic film. This makes them a great choice for most of the packaging products. Testing the frictional properties of these laminates is an effective part of the quality control process. Thus, if you are searching for a high-quality lab testing instrument to test the frictional properties of laminates then you must go with a co-efficient of friction tester.

This high-quality and standardized lab testing equipment will help the manufacturers to test the sliding friction of the product and ensure that accurate products will be delivered to the customers. Here, we will discuss brief information about the Testronix COF tester and how you can effectively use this lab testing instrument in testing the frictional properties of laminates and other related packaging material.

Testing the Frictional Properties of Laminate Material

Laminate material can be a cost-effective option for many applications, but if the frictional properties are not properly tested, this could lead to damage to the products. Testing the frictional properties of laminates can be done using a variety of methods and different tests can be used to measure different aspects of friction. To make it easy for the packaging manufacturers to conduct friction tests on the materials, we at Testronix testing instruments have designed this high-quality testing instrument known as the COF tester. This testing equipment has been made for the flexible film industry and is highly useful in testing the frictional properties of the materials with ease.  Now, let us focus on the use of Testronix COF tester in the packaging industry and how this lab testing instrument will test the frictional properties of laminates.

Introduction about Testronix COF tester

Laminates are considered to be an essential material that contributes well to the flexible packaging process. Laminates will help to improve the barrier properties of the packaging material and protect the items from getting torn easily. Testing these laminates will help the manufacturers of the paper and packaging industry to deliver quality products to the customers. Thus, we have designed a high-quality co-efficient of friction tester computerized model. This is one of the widely used lab testing instruments in the flexible films industry and tests the frictional value of the materials with ease.

It comes with cutting templates that will help the users to reduce sample preparation time. The computerized model of this lab testing equipment comes with in-built software and a microprocessor-based display that gives highly accurate testing results. Users can easily test the kinetic and dynamic friction of the materials with the help of this high-quality lab testing instrument. You can read about the significance of COF testers in the plastic film industry.  

How does the Testronix COF tester work?

When it comes to packaging materials, laminates are considered to be an important choice for the materials as they offer a lot of benefits to the users. If you are going to use Testronix COF tester in your packaging industry, then you can easily follow the steps mentioned below to conduct a COF test on the materials.

  • Whenever you conduct a COF test on the materials, then you should prepare the sample first. For this, cut the sheet according to the size of the glass approximately of size 53 x 10 cm, and place the sample over the glass sheet.

  • Once the sample will be prepared, then you can easily place the sample on the glass and tighten it with the help of fly screws.

  • Take the slide block to the extreme left using the toggle switch.

  • Now attach the test block to the slide block with the help of a string in such a manner that the load cell must not touch the fly clamp.

  • After you prepare all the above steps, then you can easily commence the test.

In this way, you can accurately conduct COF tests on the materials. You can read more about the comprehensive guide on performing COF tests on the laminates. If you want more information about this testing equipment like COF tester price, features, technical specifications, or other related information then you can call us at +91 9313140140 or email us at Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.

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