Study of Physical Aspects of Electroflocking (Flock Printing)
Keywords:electroflocking, paper, glue, flock, fiber, printed products, electrostatic field, quality
This paper analyzes the process of fibers transfer in an electrostatic field, degree of their orientation and arrangement
density. Physico-mechanical properties of fibers and their influence on quality of the flocked images have been studied.
Glue compositions have been selected on the base of polyvinylacetate (PVA). A mathematical model of the orientation
of fibers in an electrostatic field is proposed. The scanning electron microscopy study confirmed fastening of the pile on
a glue layer. A model test scale for determining the precision of flocked images and their sorting has been developed.
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