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Peak Adhesive Tack, Total Area, Total Stringiness, Adhesive-Cohesive Ratio Work, Adhesive-Cohesive Ratio Travel

Impact of Material on Tack

This paper covers research presented at the PSTC Spring 2004 Meeting on the impact of probe material on the tack of selected custom and retail PSA products. The PSTC poster included data on the peak adhesive force, area of work, and separation distance for tack tests with different probe materials on different types of PSAs. The probe materials that were evaluated were: stainless steel, aluminum, brass, high-density polyethelene, low-density polyethelene, polypropelene, nylon (6/6), borosilicate glass, and polystyrene.