The ability of a material to resist surface wear.
Accelerated aging is testing that uses aggravated conditions to speed up the normal aging process of items. It is used to help determine the long term effects of expected stress levels in a shorter time.
A transparent polymer that is tough and flexible. Acrylic adhesives set rapidly and are very strong due to heavy cross-linking.
A bond established upon contact between two surfaces.
The adhesive remaining on a substrate when a self-adhesive material is removed from the substrate.
To be joined securely to something else.
An instrument for measuring external or internal dimensions, having two hinged legs resembling a pair of compasses and in-turned or out-turned points.
The material to which two adhesives are applied in a double-coated construction.
The CE marking is the manufacturer’s declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
When adhesive can be removed from a substrate without leaving residue.
The permanent deformation remaining when a force that was applied to it is removed.
Having the property of conducting something, especially heat or electricity.
Continuous Use Temp
The temperature range at which a material can function for an extended period of time without failing.
Companies that specialize in combining thin and flexible materials to create new products.
The process of using a die to cut shapes of low-strength materials.
The maximum electric field that a material can withstand under ideal conditions without breaking down.
A double-sided tape where different adhesive and coating thicknesses are coated on each side.
Ability of a substance or part to retain its shape when subjected to varying degrees of temperature, moisture, pressure, or other stress.
Describing a material where adhesive is coated onto both sides of a carrier material.
One of several measures of the hardness of a material.
A material’s opposition to the flow of electric current, measured in ohms.
The amount of extension of an object under stress, usually expressed as a percentage of the original length.
Electromagnetic shielding is the practice of reducing the electromagnetic field in space by blocking the field with barriers made of conductive or magnetic materials.
Fabric – woven and nonwoven
Woven – A textile formed by weaving or knitting textile fibers. Non-woven – Sheet or web structures bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments mechanically, thermally or chemically.
Materials in the form of a thin flexible sheet.
A substance that is formed by trapping many gaseous bubbles in a liquid or solid.
Tape where construction typically consists of adhesive laminated to a foil backing. Properties often include moisture and chemical resistance, thermal conductivity, heat and light reflectance, flame resistance and weatherability.
Stands for “”Halogen Free”” Current RoHS and REACH directives require that materials be tested for certain chemicals…halogens and heavy metals are the materials of concern.
Describing an adhesive with an initial aggressive bond when applied to a substrate.
The technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers.
A substrate that acts as the carrier of the adhesive.
Low Surface Energy
The tendency of a surface to repel, rather than attract an adhesive.
Describing an adhesive with an initial non-aggressive bond when applied to a substrate.
A material made of a network of wire or thread
A material’s ability to resist forces that pull it apart by separating a flexible surface from a rigid surface.
A substance with a high heat of fusion. Heat is absorbed or released when the material changes from solid to liquid and vice versa.
Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
An adhesive that forms a bond when pressure is applied. Pressure is critical to the proper functioning of the PSA.
A component of the pressure-sensitive adhesive laminate that readily separates from the adhesive.
Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
An operation that cuts a large roll of material into narrower rolls.
A material’s ability to resist forces that can cause the internal structure of the material to slide against itself.
Single – Coated
Describing a material with a backing and an adhesive laminated to one side of the backing.
The surface to which adhesive is applied.
An independent not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization.
A coating of adhesive on a release liner with no carrier film.
The measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.
The application of a thin functional material to a substrate, such as paper, fabric, film, foil or sheet stock, as it is wound through the coater. The substrate starts and ends the process on a roll.
Adhesive is applied only to a controlled area of the web.