Test Inks

For testing the surface tension
To determine the cleanliness of surfaces

Test Inks can make statements on the adhesive strength of printing inks, coatings and adhesives on all surfaces such as plastic, metal and glass as well as on the degree of cleanliness in mN/m (dyne/cm).

test inks spray
art. no. 40.80238.0

UFI-Code: QA47-HK5E-6S3Q-G62J

NEW:

arcospray® 38

The arcospray® 38 test ink is a test liquid with a surface tension of 38 mN/m. It has been designed to quickly detect whether the surface is grease-free, as values equal or greater than that mean freedom from grease. After its application, arcospray® 38 can be removed without residue using oil-free clean blower air (compressed air). Tested parts can be used further.
Not only large areas, but also very small areas, such as chain links, can be assessed quickly and easily by the arcospray® 38.

38 mN/m • 38 dyn/cm
with accuracy +/- 1.0 mN/m
Available in spray bottles
3,4 fl oz / 100 ml

  • ideal for very small and large surfaces
  • simple handling
  • Non-toxic
  • Not harmful to the environment
  • Not harmful to health
  • residue-free testing of surfaces
  • Easy spraying of the arcospray ink
  • Result visible within 2 seconds
  • non-contact surface testing

Test Inks ORGANIC

test inks
  • available in a range of 30 to 46 mN/m surface tension
  • available in bottles or in pens
  • arcoweb®
  • ORGANIC test inks are label-free according to the Hazardous Substances Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP)

Test Inks PINK

Test Inks PINK
  • available in a range of 22 to 60 mN/m surface tension
  • available in bottles or in pens
  • PINK test ink is non-toxic

Test Inks BLUE

Test Inks BLUE
  • Available in a range of 18.4 to 105 mN/m surface tension
  • Available in bottles or in pen form (28 to 72 mN/m).
  • 30 to 72 mN/m according to ISO8296, DIN 53364.
  • toxic from 24 to 57 mN/m

RAPIDTEST 38®

Rapidtest

art. no. 40.66100.0

RAPIDTEST 38® Jumbo

art. no. 40.66100.4

RAPIDTEST 38® serves to check
if the treatment of polyolefins
has shown an effect onto the material.

  • extremely easy to handle
  • perfect for quick checks on polyolefins
  • no wiping off necessary
  • lasting display of result
  • archiving of the image possible
• not toxic to aquatic organisms
• does not cause eye damage
• not harmful to health

QUICKTEST 38®

Quicktest

art. no. 40.55100.0

QUICKTEST 38® Jumbo

Jumbo

art. no. 40.55100.4

QUICKTEST 38® serves to check,
if the treatment of polyolefins
has shown an effect onto the material.

  • easy to handle
  • perfect for quick checks on polyolefins
  • no wiping off necessary, lasting display of result
  • good readability due to striking red colour

arcotest GmbH

We are manufacturers of test inks since 1976.
We offer a comprehensive overall program of inks, pens and accessories.

Service

Expert advice, guarantee of the given values, reliable and prompt delivery, cooperation with our customers at home and abroad have been our absolute priority for 40 years.

Quality control

For quality assurance, the inks are tested using a state-of-the-art contact angle measuring device, taking temperature and density into account.
Safety data sheets provide information on handling, storage and transport regulations.

Purchase orders

Orders in writing by post, fax, email or contact form .

Check metal surfaces for cleanliness.

In this application example, is tested with test ink PINK from 10 ml bottles with cotton swabs. Take a new cotton swab after each use.

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Testing of a polyolefin film for 38mN/m

RAPIDTEST 38® serves to check if the treatment of polyolefins (polypropylene, polyethylene, polybutylene) has shown an effect onto the material. A stroke of the pen leaves a full line on thematerial if thematerial’s surface tension has a value of 38mN/m or more. The fluid applied to the surface will dry within seconds, it does not need to be wiped off anymore.

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