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Mechanism of Abrasion Resistance II

Released by Shamrock Technologies, Inc.

February 15, 2017

Research shows PTFE film serves as the nucleation site for the crystallization of wax

In 1970, it was learned that a PTFE micropowder in combination with wax greatly increased the rub resistance of printing ink. An early investigation of the mechanism was done by printing on a transparent substrate and rubbing with paper. The microscope was then used to study the appearance.