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tack, work of adhesion, adhesive-Cohesive ratio

Painter's Tape

The adhesion of four different kinds of painter’s tape was examined in this application study. The adhesive used on painter’s tape needs to be highly cohesive so that it doesn’t leave residue behind. The tape cannot be so strong that the tape could damage painted surfaces when removed. The brands that were tested were ‘SnotTape High Gloss, ‘SnotTape Delicate, Frog Tape Multi-Surface, and Scotch Blu Delicate. The tests were conducted using the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer, Exponent software, the TA-303 Indexable Pressure Sensitive Test Rig, and a TA-57R probe.