Packaging plays a lead role in maintaining the quality of the products and making it look aesthetically good. Good packing directly impacts the buying psychology of the potential customer. Just imagine, you have manufactured a mind-blowing product but did not focus on its packing. It might not attract the buyer for two reasons. 1. Unattractive packing repels the buyer. 2. Low-quality packing might not protect the product 100% and this could be a big reason for rejection. If the product does not reach the intended customer in intact position, it will face rejection.

With the use of sophisticated and high-end machines, it is certainly possible to get high-quality packings. Since a packing represents a brand, every tiny component of packing is tested, be it a label. Yes, labels undergo the stringent testing procedure before getting approval. It undergoes colour matching test, scuff resistance test, adhesion testing and much more. Scuff resistance is very important for labels of the packing. As labels carry very important information about the product. The compositions, components, expiration date, manufacturing date, the name of brands are some common things that a label carries. Thus, it becomes the responsibility of the manufacturer to provide this information in the intact form. The scuff resistance test is used to check the scuffing resistance of the label when exposed to constant frictions. To put it simply, scuffing is the removal of the information from the labels due to constant rubbing from rough surfaces. Not only from rough surfaces, sometimes from a surface having a similar texture.

Scuff Resistance Tester

Scuff resistance tester is a high-end testing instrument used majorly in all packaging industries. This ensures that labels tested from this machine are resistant against scuffing to a certain extent. In this test, the actual friction is simulated. Other packaging materials that can be tested with this machine are magazine covers, printing on keypads, brochures, etc.

In this test, two samples of same materials are clamped on the machine with printed sides facing each other. The operator sets the number of rotations and a certain number of the load is applied to the sample. As the test run starts, the base of the tester starts rotating while the bottom part remains stationary. Due to constant rubbing, the sample may or may not abrade, depending upon the quality of the label and its printing. 

Labtiger offers high-quality scuff resistance tester for testing of labels. The machine is complying with international testing standards so that products tested from the machines get accepted worldwide.