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Easily Conduct co-efficient friction test on BOPP packaging films

co-efficien friction test on BOPP packaging films

BOPP packaging films, also known as Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene films, have emerged as an indispensable solution in the field of packaging. These versatile films offer a myriad of uses and are widely adopted across various industries due to their exceptional properties. These films provide excellent moisture resistance, ensuring that products remain protected from environmental factors such as humidity. Thus, by testing the BOPP packaging films against frictional properties, manufacturers can easily perform quality tests on the materials and deliver accurate products to the customers.

Presto coefficient of friction tester is one of the high-quality lab testing equipment that can test the frictional properties of the materials and test the amount of resistance offered by material against any type of motion.

In this blog, we will discuss brief information about the Presto co-efficient friction tester and why it is important to perform friction tests on BOPP packaging films. First, we will discuss brief information about the use of BOPP packaging films in the packaging industry.

Use of BOPP packaging films in the packaging industry

BOPP packaging films are considered to be the backbone of the packaging industry as these films are durable and versatile and possess great barrier properties. This ensures that perishable items like food products remain fresh and intact throughout the transportation and storage processes.

Moreover, BOPP packaging films offer excellent sealability characteristics due to their low melting point property, making them ideal for heat-sealing applications in the pharmaceutical sector or snack industry.

Additionally, these films possess remarkable clarity and glossiness which not only allow consumers to see the product inside but also contribute to its overall visual appeal on store shelves – an essential factor influencing purchasing decisions.

Furthermore, BOPP packaging films can be easily printed on or laminated with additional layers such as aluminium foil or paper for enhanced protection or branding purposes respectively. 

Thus, by testing these BOPP packaging films accurately, manufacturers can easily deliver quality products to the customers.

Testing friction properties is of utmost importance for BOPP packaging films. The friction coefficient, a crucial characteristic determined through these tests, directly influences the film's performance during the processing and handling stages. By analyzing the friction properties, manufacturers can ensure optimal efficiency in various applications such as converting, printing, and laminating processes.

Thus, to make it easy for the packaging manufacturers to conduct quality tests on these packaging films, we at Presto have designed a high-quality lab testing instrument known as a coefficient of friction tester. This friction testing instrument has been designed with high-quality features that make it easy for manufacturers to conduct quality tests on the materials.

Now, let us discuss a brief about Presto's co-efficient friction tester.

Test the frictional properties of BOPP packaging films with Presto friction tester

Understanding and assessing the friction characteristics of BOPP films ensures optimal performance throughout their entire lifecycle. By conducting thorough testing on this aspect, manufacturers can determine the film's coefficient of friction (COF), which directly impacts its handling and processing capabilities during production and conversion processes. Presto digital friction tester will ensure that your packaging films will be tested accurately and ensure that quality products will be delivered to the customers.

By analyzing the COF, manufacturers gain valuable insights into how well these films glide against different surfaces or materials encountered along their journey from production lines to end-users' hands. This comprehensive assessment allows fine-tuning of film formulations and enables engineers to engineer tailored solutions that minimize unwanted effects like static charge buildup, excessive sliding resistance, or inadequate slip characteristics—ensuring optimal performance across a wide range of processing techniques while meeting specific customer requirements effortlessly. You can read more on the test principle and the method of testing of coefficient of friction for plastic films.

Now, let us discuss a brief about the features and technical specifications of this quality testing equipment.

Features and technical specifications of Presto COF tester

  • Microprocessor-based display for accurate test results

  • Display for Dynamic and Kinetic Friction – Force

  • Highly accurate test results under sliding friction.

  • Slider Block for performing tests – Sample to Sample, glass or metal

  • No slippage in case specimen is tightened uniformly using fly screws without any loops.

  • Bright LED display

  • Feather touch controls

  • Compressive force clamp with hardened thread screw operated

Technical specifications:

  • Load Cell Capacity: 3 Kgf

  • Display: LED (Digital)

  • Accuracy: ±2% at full load (with master load)

  • Least Count/Resolution: 3 gm

  • Power: 220V, Single phase, 50 Hz

  • Speed: 150 ±30 mm/min

With these high-end features and technical specifications, manufacturers can easily assess the frictional properties of the materials and deliver quality products to the customers. If you need a sample testing session for the use of this quality testing equipment then you can give us a call at +91-9210 903 903 or email us at Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.

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