An example of the Dennison Wax Pick testing solution.Originally designed as a test for printing press performance, the Dennison wax pick test is used to measure the pick resistance of papers - the exception being papers having a synthetic binder in the coating. It is also commonly used as a guide to hot melt glueability.

Standards and accreditation

Smithers can perform wax pick testing on your material samples.

A wax number representing the wax which just resists surface rupture is determined in accordance with TAPPI T459 OM-93.

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