Sutherland Rub Test

ASTM D5264 Standard Practice for Abrasion Resistance of Printed Materials by Sutherland Rub Tester

Packaging Compliance Labs provides ASTM D5264 standard Sutherland Rub testing to gauge the amount of scuffing or abrasion caused during shipping, handling, and storage. For medical packaging this test is critical to ensure that labeling remains legible over the course of time.

Industry Application

This testing procedure is frequently used as a label comparison R&D tool. It is performed by rubbing a printed label against a substrate to evaluate scuffing resistance. The Sutherland Rub test can aid in the decision regarding one printing technology or another.