Ink, Printing & Coating

Continual financial pressures on production lines for faster and more efficient performance means manufacturers, converters and end users are constantly striving to shorten the cycle rates on packaging lines. Packaging materials and products are constantly being developed to meet the demand for stronger, tamper resistant and longer life packages.

Companies across the world rely on the accuracy and ease of use of RDM Test Equipment, that's why you can be confident in your choice.

Benefits: • Quality Control of materials, process variables, and end of line materials/packages • Research & Development of the physical characteristics of materials and pack designs • Analyse Shelf Life attributes • Reduced costs, improved sustainability • Increase productivity through optimised package cycle rates, and reduced wastage • Protection/increase brand value • Quality Assurance with on-line analysis • Traceability / Regulatory / Contract compliance, using International Testing Standards.

 

  • Cooled Incubators

    A range of Cooled Incubators, with capacities from 56 to 750 litres, and temperature range from -10deg.C to 70deg.C

  • Drying Ovens

    A range of fan assisted circulation drying ovens, with capacities from 15 to 750 litres, and temperature range ambient to 300 deg.C

  • Haze-gard i

    The BYK Haze-gard i quantifies the visual perception of films with objective measurement data.

  • HS-2 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For precise measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 50mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSB-1 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For production of heat seals and/or measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 300mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSE-3 Laboratory Heat Sealer

    For production of high quality heat seals and/or precise measurement of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces seals up to 300mm long x 5 to 25mm wide.

  • HSG-3 & 5 Gradient Heat Sealers

    For rapid determination of heat sealability of flexible packaging. Produces 3 or 5 independently temperature controlled seals, up to 15mm wide x 30mm long.

  • HT-1XS Hot Tack Tester

    Touch Screen Precision Hot Tack Tester for determination of the hot tack seal strength of flexible packaging materials, to ASTM F1921.

  • Novo Gloss Lite 45 Deg Glossmeter

    The Novo-Gloss Lite 45º measures gloss using a specialist geometry often specified in film industries.

  • OpTech®-O2 Platinum

    Optical fluorescence Oxygen Analyser for measuring Headspace, Dissolved Oxygen, and Oxygen Permeation of films and packages.

  • OX-TRAN ® 2/22

    The world's most advanced Oxygen permeation measurement system. Fully automatic testing, fast set-up, faster results, no Oxygen sensor calibration needed.

  • PERMATRAN-W 3/34G

    The world's most advanced Water Vapour permeation measurement system. Fully automatic testing, fast set-up, faster results, lower cost of ownership.

  • SST-3XS Seal Strength / Tensile / Compression Tester

    Touchscreen Precision Seal Strength / Tensile / Compression Tester for determining the strength of packaging materials including plastics, paper and board.

  • TMI 10-18 Digital Ink Rub Tester

    The Digital Ink Rub Tester is designed to measure scuffing or rubbing resistance.

  • TMI 10-42 Taber Linear Abraser

    The Taber® Linear Abraser incorporates a "freefloating head" that strokes in a linear motion and can test virtually any size or shape- flat, concave or convex.

  • TMI 10-45 Taber Multi-Finger Scratch/Mar Tester

    The design of Taber's Multi-Finger Scratch / Mar Tester is based on the apparatus described in automotive specifications, which is commonly referred to as a five-finger (five-arm) scratch & mar tester.

  • TMI 10-48 Taber Rotary Abraser

    This instrument has been accepted worldwide as a standard for wear and abrasion research, quality and process control, materials evaluation, and product development.

  • TMI 10-50 Taber Reciprocating Abraser

    The Taber Reciprocating Abraser can be configured to evaluate the susceptibility of a material surface to abrasion, scratch, scrape, rub, plus many other physical properties.

  • TMI 32-25 Inclined Plane Friction Tester

    Slide Angle Friction is a measurement of the angle of inclination at which one substrate affixed to a sled will begin to slide/slip against another substrate of a similar material.

  • TMI 32-91 Lab Master® Slip & Friction Tester with Elevator System

    The Lab Master® Slip and Friction Tester with Elevator System is designed to precisely determine the friction characteristics of a variety of materials. The instrument removes operator variability from the test procedure with specially designed features to control sled placement rate, orientation/angle, dwell time, and removal.

  • TMI 49-08 Pocket Micrometers

    These portable, hand-held micrometers are used for convenient, accurate thickness measurements outside the lab.

  • TMI 49-56 Digital Micrometer

    Designed for thickness measurements of sheet materials, configurable to meet any ISO, ASTM, EDANA or other International specifications for paper, corrugated, plastics, plastic film, tissue paper, nonwovens, textiles and other sheet like substrates.

  • TMI 49-86 Digital Micrometer

    A precision thickness measuring system configurable to meet a variety international specifications and test standards including plastic film, paper, corrugated, tissue paper, non-wovens, textiles and other sheet like substrates.

  • TMI 56-15 Electric Incinerator

    The Electric Incinerator is designed to efficiently determine ash content in paper.

  • TMI 58-02 Smoothness Tester Sheffield

    A self-contained instrument for the measurement of Sheffield-type smoothness.

  • TMI 58-03 Densometer (Gurley)

    Model 58-03 measures air permeability (Gurley type) of sheet like materials including Paper, Paperboard and nonwovens.

  • TMI 58-05 Automatic Bekk Smoothness Tester

    A microprocessor-controlled instrument for the determination of smoothness of paper and board according to the Bekk Method.

  • TMI 58-05 Bekk Smoothness Test Station

    A completely automated ten-headed test station for the rapid determination of the smoothness of paper and board according to the Bekk method.

  • TMI 58-06 Parker Print-Surf (Single Head)

    The Parker Print-Surf (PPS) is designed to accurately measure the surface roughness of sheet materials.

  • TMI 58-07 Parker Print-Surf (Dual Head)

    A microprocessor-controlled instrument, which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness under conditions that simulate those encountered during the printing process.

  • TMI 58-24 Monitor Smoothness II Sheffield

    Designed to work with existing smoothness and porosity heads. It provides an inexpensive means to improve measurement accuracy, and to remove old style mercury-based measuring systems.

  • TMI 58-27 Bendtsen Roughness Tester

    The Bendtsen Roughness Tester is a microprocessor-controlled instrument for measuring the roughness and air permeance of paper and board using the Bendtsen method.

  • TMI 58-76 Print Simulation Tester

    What is a "relevant surface smoothness" test? When printing in rotogravure, offset and flexography, print areas without sufficient contact will result in "missing dots" appearing as white areas or colour changes. In contrast to air leak methods, the PST instrument offers detailed information across the entire test area.

  • TMI 61-04 Cobb Sizing Testers

    Cobb sizing testers provide a simple, standardized method for fast determination of the quantity of water absorbed by a paper or board in a given time.

  • TMI 61-76 Automatic Cobb Tester

    This innovative principle offers a completely new opportunity to characterize and understand the phenomena of dynamic water absorption.

  • TMI 68-76 Pocket Goniometer PGX+

    The PocketGoniometer PGX+ is a portable, video-based instrument to determine the static contact angle at “equilibrium” or a sequence of images to measure the dynamic wetting, rate of sorption and spreading as a function of time.

  • TMI 68-76-01 Pocket Goniometer Dosing Unit

    The PG Dosing Unit is a stand-alone pump used in unison with the PGX+ to measure contact angle.

  • TMI 68-96 DAT Dynamic Absorption Tester

    Contact angle measurement is an empirical tool for understanding the wetting between a liquid and a substrate. The DAT Dynamic Absorption Tester offers a range of integrated instruments, for research as well as quality control.

  • TMI 79-05 Taber Stiffness Tester

    The Stiffness Tester utilizes a two directional pendulum-type weighing system to evaluate material stiffness, flexural strength, resiliency and elasticity properties.

  • TMI 79-11 Crease & Board Stiffness Tester

    Crease and Board Stiffness testing is useful to industries of carton board, paper, printing and packaging. The relationship between board stiffness and crease recovery (spring back) is an important factor in the performance of cartons on high speed packaging machines and in manual folding.

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