The Ink Rub Tester is used worldwide to determine the abrasion resistance of materials and printed materials. Abrasion resistance is a desirable and sometimes critical property of materials printed materials as damage can occur during shipment, storage, handling and end use.
The Sutherland Rub Tester was designed to determine the abrasion resistance of printed materials. The tester is a motor driven instrument that moves a weighted test strip over a printed specimen through an arc. The testers quick strokes simulate some types of rub damage including shipping damage.