Drying Time

Drying Time

The various stages of drying and curing that occur in films are easy to detect but difficult to define in terms of chemical and physical principles. Several factors such as oxidation, evaporation, and polymerization impact the drying time. Additional physical factors impact the drying time: wet film thickness, substrate, temperature, humidity, air circulation and light exposure. In order to evaluate the objectively it is necessary to use dry time recorder under controlled conditions.

Drying Time Recorder

BYK-Gardner offers the versatile BK Drying Time Recorder to help quantify the various stages of the film drying and curing process.
  • Up to six samples can be tested at one time to save time
  • Standard speed is 6, 12, 24 hours, but alternative speeds are available upon request
  • Automatic switch-off after the test completion
  • Glass panels are supplied as the substrate
  • Complies with ASTM method D5895
  • Optional film applicator is available

  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 5895
    ISO  9117-4
    DIN EN  14022

  • Prices and Products
  • 2711
    Drying Time Recorder 115V
    Drying Time Recorder 230V
  • Comes complete with
  • Dry Time Recorder,
    6 Glass panels, 6 needles 1 mm dia.,
    6 needles 2 mm dia.
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 2730
    Glass Slide Set
    Set of 12
    Needle Set, 1mm
    Set of 12
    Needle Set 2 mm
    Glass Panel Holder
    Double Bar 12 mm, 38 & 76 µm
    Weight Set
    5 grams, set of 6