Video: Strength

Adhesive Strength Testing used for Transportation
 
There are several standardized tests that measure the strength of PSA tapes. The peel adhesion test measures the force required to break the bond between the adhesive and substrate. This test is similar to the ultimate tensile strength evaluation for traditional metal fasteners.
 
The static sheer test, which is similar to a creep test, applies a constant load to PSA tapes on a surface at prescribed angles. Failure is determined by excessive deformation. 
 
In addition, the probe tack test quantifies the force needed to pull a standardized probe at a specified rate from an adhesive surface.
Transportation

The list of potential uses for PSA tapes in transportation is a mile long. See how tape is used in this dynamic industry.
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Design

Because of their viscoelasticity, PSA tapes may allow you to avoid design constraints presented by traditional metal fasteners.
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Strength

There are several standardized tests that measure the strength of PSA tapes. This video shows how tape strength is determined.
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Construction

The list of potential uses for PSA tapes in construction is virtually endless. Find out how tape is used for construction applications.
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