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Volume 22, Number 1, Page 90 (1978)
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Influence of Jet Printing Inks on Wear

by R. G. Bayer, J. L. Sirico
This communication reports the results of wear tests performed to determine the influence of jet printing inks on the wear of several polymer-metal pairs, which were known to be compatible with the inks. It is shown that these inks generally tend to increase wear beyond that occurring in a dry state. The principal reason for this increase was concluded to be the adverse influence that the inks have on the establishment of a beneficial transfer film on the metal surface.
Related Subjects: Printing technology; Tribology; Wear