Monday, 27 January 2014

Wax Pick

Wax Pick Testing is for the assessment of surface power on paper and paperboard. Waxes are heated and applied to the facade of the sheet. It is vital for all uncoated printing papers.

Once cooled, they are pulled from the surface and the wax stick is checked to observe if it has pulled fiber or covering from the surface. The peak value wax which does not rip apart the surface is accounted as the pick strength of the sheet.

This conventional test has been used from several years and is renowned in all parts of the world. It is simple, easy to use, and inexpensive.

Goodrich Agrochem’s Paper strength additives range helps to improve the wax pick level in writing/printing grades of paper.

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