What is the scuff resistance test and why you should conduct it?

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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The term scuff means the effect of scratches and rubs on the surface of the object when the product continuously comes in contact with another object. Scuffing can occur during shipping and handling, during installation, or simply from regular use. In order to prevent scuffs of printed labels from occurring, it is important to use a standardized lab testing instrument. Thus, we at Testronix have come up with one of the amazing lab testing equipment known as a scuff resistance tester that helps to measure the rub resistance of labels with ease. With the help of this lab testing instrument, you will be able to prevent the color transfer from one material to another. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you the information about the Testronix scuff resistance tester and how this lab testing equipment is helpful in the packaging industry.

Scuff resistance tester: Best to test the scuff resistance of printed labels

In the packaging industry, the use of printed labels is vast. This is because the manufacturers print all necessary product information on these labels and make sure that they do not get vanished before delivering to the customers. Thus, it is important for you to test the scuff resistance of printed materials with ease. Testronix scuff-resistance testing instrument is highly useful in testing the rub resistance of plastic films with ease.

The Testronix scuff resistance tester is a very accurate tool for testing the rub resistance between two stickers or another common printed object. The word scuff means a rubbing of two things with each other. The Testronix scuff tester rubs two printed objects individually, each face to face in the same plane at a continuous speed and standard load pressure.

This lab testing instrument is used to test the abrasion properties of various kinds of surfaces. It is an essential instrument in quality control and research & development departments for many types of industries like paint, printing, plastics, laminates, packaging, etc. With the use of this lab testing equipment, you can easily test the scuff resistance of printed labels with ease.

Now, let us focus on the features and technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.

Features of Testronix scuff resistance tester

If you are delivering any package to your customers, then it is important for you to test the packaging quality efficiently. One of the major aspects to be tested will be the rub proofness of the materials. Thus, by using the Testronix scuff resistance tester, you will be able to test the scuff resistance of printed materials with ease. Below we have listed the features of this lab testing equipment.

  • Motorized Weight arrangement on sample
  • Highly accurate test results
  • Provision of a Set number of counts through the Digital Preset Counter
  • Firm hold of the test specimen
  • Motorized Geared system for scuff movement
  • Digital timer
  • Highly accurate and precise results under uniform load and rubbing clamp movement
  • Accurate rpm of upper rotating discs
  • Designed as per standards ASTM F2497-05, BS 3110:1959

Technical Specifications of this lab testing equipment

  • Test Weight 2 psi ( Optional - Different Load can be provided)
  • Counter 4- digit Digital Preset type
  • The least Count of counter 1
  • Rotational Speed 60 rpm ± 2 rpm
  • Motor High Torque capacity
  • Diameter of Upper Clamp 48 ± 2 mm
  • Diameter of Lower Clamp 120 ± 2 mm
  • Power 220V, 50Hz, single phase


  • Display Digital (LED)
  • Sample Preparation templates 3 samples
  • Material Mild Steel powder coated
  • Dimensions 420x550x680 mm

These are the features and technical specifications of the Testronix scuff resistance tester. Thus, you can deliver high-quality printed materials with the use of this lab testing equipment. If you need to know about the scuff resistance tester price or want a FREE online demo for this lab testing instrument, then give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at info@testronixinstruments.com. Our team of technical experts will help to solve all your queries.

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