Dyne Levels for Testing of Surface Tension

The chart below provides suggested dyne levels for the testing of surface tension considering the intended process, substrate and media.

Process Pad/Screen Printing Offset Printing Coating/Laminating
Material/Ink Solvent Water UV Solvent Water UV Solvent Water UV
LDPE 38-44 42-48 46-60 38-40 38-44 40-50 38-45 42-50 48-56
HDPE 38-44 42-48 46-56 38-40 38-44 38-50 38-44 42-50 48-56
PET 38-44 48-60 44-62 40-46 38-44 38-50 42-48 42-60 48-56
PP 38-44 42-48 44-60 38-40 38-44 40-50 38-44 42-50 48-56
PVC 38-44 42-48 42-60 38-40 38-44 38-44 38-45 40-48 48-56
EPDM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 42-50 44-56 48-56
EVA 38-44 42-48 42-60 38-40 38-44 38-50 38-44 42-50 48-56