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ACCU DYNE TEST™ Marker Pens

Dyne solutions may work well in the lab, but in the shop a more robust device is indicated. This suggests "dyne pens" for online testing. Several types are readily available.

Most rudimentary is a nominal go/no go tester: Above a certain treatment, this pen marks the surface; below this level, the ink disappears. These pens identify and permanently mark the treated side of PE and PP films — aside from this, they have little use, since their initial accuracy is undocumentable and their design is subject to contamination.

A second style is formulated at several dyne levels, enabling the user to test over a range of treatments. Generally, these markers are interpreted based on which dyne level takes closest to two seconds to form beads (similar to the standard ASTM and TAPPI methods). These test markers are easy to use and, when first used, often quite accurate.

Unfortunately, their "Magic Marker" style nibs serve as perfect conduits for contamination of almost any kind, including machine oils, airborn lubricants, plasticizers, slip additives, etc. The very wicking qualities — graphically depicted below — which facilitate their use make them self-contaminating as well.Magic Marker Style Test Pen This dynamic interaction between the instrument and the substrate essentially eliminates such wicking style applicators for serious dyne testing.

ACCU DYNE TEST ™ Marker PenThus, the ACCU DYNE TEST ™ Marker Pen, which is based on a valve tip applicator. The principle is simple: Keep the testing part of the pen away from the fluid storage part of the pen (in other words, no wicking from the substrate). The diagram (right) demonstrates how that's accomplished; by pressing the tip firmly down, the valve is opened and fresh fluid floods the tip; this flushes it clean, and allows the tester to lightly pass over the sample to accurately determine dyne level. Results are based on how long the test solution takes to form beads on the sample surface.

ACCU DYNE TEST™ Marker Pens

• 22 Standard dyne levels, from 30 through 72 dynes/cm, all formulated from 100% reagent grade materials

• Specifically designed for fast, accurate on-line use by printers, coaters, and laminators — also ideal for process control or field use by suppliers of film, sheet, coated board, inks, coatings, and adhesives

• Spring loaded tip meters fluid feed and guards against contamination

• Reliable enough for many R & D and lab applications

• Hundreds of tests from each marker

• Usable on virtually all smooth non-absorptive substrates

• Six month shelf life

• A Certificate of Formulation is provided with every order

• You can order the traditional full set (even dyne levels from 30 through 60 dynes/cm), the extended full set (even levels from 30 through 72), or specify any combination of dyne levels and quantities you require (minimum order four pens)

• Conveniently packaged in ready to use GHS compliant setup boxes

The Diversified Drawdown Platform example with metering rod
Click to enlarge

Standard dyne levels now extended to include 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70 and 72 dynes/cm. Non-standard levels include 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67 and 69 dynes/cm.

Free Samples Available

ACCU DYNE TEST ™ Marker Pens are not returnable.

We ship via UPS ground service prepaid at no charge to all U.S. commercial addresses, and correspondingly discount all residential and air shipments. Minimum order $40.00.

ACCU DYNE TEST™ Marker Pen Sets

Sets include all even numbered dyne levels within the specified range.

Price per set, based on the number of sets ordered:
Full Sets, 30 - 60 dynes cm (16 test markers per set)
1 2 3-5 >5
$102.40 $89.60 $76.80 $70.40
Code Item Quantity
10116 Full Set Pens
Extended Sets, 30 - 72 dynes cm (22 test markers per set).
1 2 3-4 >4
$140.80 $123.20 $105.60 $96.80
Code Item Quantity
10122 Extended Set Pens

Individual Test Marker Pens

Quantity discounts as follows:

Unit Prices by Total Quantity Ordered
Total Quantity (minimum 4 pieces)
4-7 8-15 16-31 32-47 48-95 >95
Standard Dyne Levels
$10.20 $7.80 $6.40 $5.60 $4.80 $4.40
Non-Standard Dyne Levels
$12.75 $9.75 $8.00 $7.00 $6.00 $5.50

Standard Test Markers

Code Item Quantity
10130 30 dynes/cm
10132 32 dynes/cm
10134 34 dynes/cm
10136 36 dynes/cm
10138 38 dynes/cm
10140 40 dynes/cm
10142 42 dynes/cm
10144 44 dynes/cm
10146 46 dynes/cm
10148 48 dynes/cm
10150 50 dynes/cm
10152 52 dynes/cm
10154 54 dynes/cm
10156 56 dynes/cm
10158 58 dynes/cm
10160 60 dynes/cm
10162 62 dynes/cm
10164 64 dynes/cm
10166 66 dynes/cm
10168 68 dynes/cm
10170 70 dynes/cm
10172 72 dynes/cm

Non-Standard Test Markers

Code Item Quantity
10131 31 dynes/cm
10133 33 dynes/cm
10135 35 dynes/cm
10137 37 dynes/cm
10139 39 dynes/cm
10141 41 dynes/cm
10143 43 dynes/cm
10145 45 dynes/cm
10147 47 dynes/cm
10149 49 dynes/cm
10151 51 dynes/cm
10153 53 dynes/cm
10155 55 dynes/cm
10157 57 dynes/cm
10159 59 dynes/cm
10161 61 dynes/cm
10163 63 dynes/cm
10165 65 dynes/cm
10167 67 dynes/cm
10169 69 dynes/cm