Rubber Cement

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slope to peak force, peak force, work of adhesion, stringiness, distance to complete separation

Abstract

Elasticity and stringiness are high-profile characteristics of the adhesive bond of rubber cement. These parameters are difficult to measure with most conventional adhesive testing means. We have modified a butt-test method with the TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer to quantify all adhesive characteristics of rubber cements. A time series of this test is a very effective manner to quantify how these rubber cements cure.