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1996 Edition, 1996

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Standard Test Methods for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape at 180 Degree Angle (Metric)

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Superseded By: ASTM D3330/D3330M

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W/D S/S BY ASTM D3330/D3330M
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  • Revision: 1996 Edition, 1996
  • Published Date: March 10, 1996
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM D3330/D3330M
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 4
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

These test methods cover the measurement of the peel adhesion of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes.

Test Method A gives a measure of the adherence to a standard steel substrate or to other surface of interest for a single-coated tape (that is, adhesion to tape's own backing).

Test Method B gives a measure of the adherence to a standard steel substrate for double-coated tapes.

Test Method C gives a measure of the adherence of the release liner to the adhesive of either single-coated or double-coated tapes having a release liner.

These methods provide a means of assessing the uniformity of the adhesion of a given type of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape. The assessment may be within a roll of tape, between rolls, or between production lots.

Variations in the tape's backing and adhesive affect the response. Therefore, these methods cannot be used to pinpoint the specific cause(s) of nonuniformity.

These test methods may not be appropriate to test tapes having either relatively stiff backings, or stiff liners, or backings showing high stretch at low forces. These characteristics will result in a high variability of the test response which is not a true indication of the real nature of the adhesive bond.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

NOTE 1—These test methods are the metric counterpart of Test Methods D 3330.