A measure of the rate of water vapor transmission through a pressure-sensitive product, usually measured in grams/square meter/24 hours.
A roll of tape in which the layers are in correct alignment, but the tape is displaced sideways on the core.
A "squeezing out" of the adhesive from under the backing. Occurrence when a tape is in a roll form causes the edges of the roll to become tacky.
A term that refers to the width and spacing arrangement of strips of adhesive laid down parallel to machine direction and across the width of pressure sensitive stock during its production.
The force per unity width required to break the bond between a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape and the surface to which it has been applied when the tape is peeled back at a controlled angle at a standard rate and condition.
A term commonly used to designate a distinct category of adhesive tapes and adhesives which in dry form (solvent/water free) are aggressively and permanently tacky at room temperature and that firmly adhere to a variety of dissimilar surfaces upon mere contact, without the need of more than finger or hand pressure.
Application of a thin layer of adhesive-like material to a backing that serves as a bonding agent between the backing and the final adhesive coat.
A web of sheet material used as a protective liner, which covers the adhesive side of the tape. It is removed prior to application. Most frequently found on double-sided tapes and label stocks.
The measure of the force required to separate a unit width of pressure sensitive tape from a release coated surface at a controlled angle and speed.
Adding materials (saturant) to the backing for improvement of physical properties and resistance to various deleterious environments.
An adhesive joint that is accomplished by coating both adhered surfaces, and bringing them under pressure; an elastomeric adhesive (cohesive) used on envelope flaps, box closures, etc., whereby the adhesive film will bond only to itself.
The time required, under specified test conditions (surface area, weight load), to slide a standard area of pressure sensitive tape from a standard flat surface in a direction parallel to the surface.
The force required to separate a bond by shear force after immersion in a typical varnish solvent under designated conditions.
A tape to which a pressure sensitive adhesive is applied to only one side of the backing.
When the tape tears or breaks into small pieces, either on unwind or on removal from a surface.
The force required to remove a unit width of pressure sensitive tape from a standard panel after it has been in contact with a release liner for a given period of time. This must be compared with the adhesion of the same tape that has not been in contact with the release liner to determine the degree of loss of adhesion.