Measurement methods

  • PEEL 180°
    determination of the linear adhesiveness by measuring the force required to remove the tape from a surface
    Measurement method: PSTC 101
  • STATIC SHEAR
    determination of the adhesive cohesion by measuring the time taken from the tape, to slip from a surface when subjected to vertical load
    Measurement method: FTM 8 on steel
  • ROLLING BALL TACK
    determination of the immediate adhesiveness of the adhesive (tack) by measuring the distance traveled by a ball on the tape’s surface
    Measurement method: PSTC 6
  • LOOP TACK (QUICK STICK)
    determination of the immediate adhesiveness of the adhesive (tack) by measuring the force required to detachment the tape from a surface on which it was applied, without significant pressure
    Measurement method: PSTC 16
  • BREAKING
    determination of the force to be applied for breaking the tape
    Measurement method: AFERA 4004
  • ELONGATION AT BREAK
    determination of the maximum elongation of the tape’s backing when subjected to a load that causes break
    Measurement method: AFERA 4005