Product Description

hanatek-fst-film-shrinkage-tester

The Hanatek FST Film Shrink Tester is used to measure the effect of temperature on plastic films. The application of heat causes certain plastic films to rapidly contract; this effect can be used to seal and pack many items from food to consumer goods.

The shrink effect is due to internal forces locked into the film during manufacture being released by heating, it is also known as linear thermal shrink or free shrink. The amount of shrinkage is dependent on the film type, thickness and sealing temperature. Testing the percentage shrink of a film ensures that it is suitable for a particular packaging application and establishes the correct temperature for that application.At a Glance

  • Quality control of Cast Films & Blown Films
  • Measurement standards : ASTM D2732-03
  • Determine unrestrained film shrinkage
  • Quick, clean, repeatable measurement
  • Predict film performance
  • Meet customer specifications
  • Optimise production
  • Improve quality

Features

  • Fast efficient testing
  • Fast and accurate hotplate control allows film shrink tests to be performed in minutes.
  • Easy determination of percentage film shrink. The easy to read, back lit scale allows percentage shrink to be easily determined.

Applications

  • Flexible packaging manufacturers
    • Cling film
    • Blown film
    • Shrink wrap

The Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester can be used in accordance with :

  • ASTM D2732

 

Specifications

Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester – Specifications

Description Specification
Standards ANSI / ASTM D 2732-03
Display LCD with set point and actual temperature reading
Temperature Range 40 – 400°C
Accuracy +/- 0.3°C
Timer Lapse timer with alarm, registers overshoot
Size (H)120 x (W)300 x (D)270mm
Weight 2.5kg

Data Sheet

Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester – Data Sheet

Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester – Data Sheet

Standards

The Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester can be used in accordance with :

      • ASTM D2732

Accessories

Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester – Accessories

Optional Accessories

  • Scaled Measurement Disk
    • The included scaled measurement disk is used for cold determination of percentage shrink or dimensional shrink in mm.
    • High temperature oil, template, pipette, tweezers and cutting knife.

 

Instruction Manual

Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester – Instruction Manual

Hanatek FST Film Shrinkage Tester – Instruction Manual