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Removing Medical Tape from Skin- What is the adhesive strength?

 Why is this important? Companies and Universities spend R & D dollars testing various adhesives to determine which one will adhere to skin, but not be painful to remove. Medical tape is used for a variety of skin wounds and abrasion...

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Dental Material Tensile Adhesion and Bond Shear Strength ISO11405

Dental composite resins are types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry as restorative material or adhesives. Synthetic resins evolved as restorative materials since they were insoluble, aesthetic, insensitive to dehy...

By |June 1st, 2011|Testing Issues|Comments Off on Dental Material Tensile Adhesion and Bond Shear Strength ISO11405

ASTM D903 Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds How to Guide

ASTM D903 is one of the most commonly performed adhesive strength tests. An adhesive is bonded to a material and peeled back at 180 degree angle to measure average peel strength. This post is intended to help you understand the basic test procedure and...

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ASTM D3330 Peel Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape How to Guide [video]

Pressure sensitive tape is used in a variety of products and applications including: electrical tape, douple sided tape, masking tape, duct tape, packaging, bandages, medical devices, and much more. ASTM D3330 describes six methods used to test the ad...

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ASTM F2258- Tensile Strength Tissue Adhesive -Wound Closure Testing System

ASTM F2258 describes the testing procedure to obtain data to compare adhesive strengths of tissue adhesives intended for use as surgical adhesives or sealants, or both on soft tissue.  Preparing the Test Substrate is a critical part of this specif...

By |September 14th, 2010|Test How To's|Comments Off on ASTM F2258- Tensile Strength Tissue Adhesive -Wound Closure Testing System

How to Perform an Adhesive Strength T-Peel Test – ASTM D1876

There are many test methods used to determine the strength of an adhesive including peel, shear, cleavage, and tension tests.  Peel tests are common for tapes, labels, coatings, and other bonded materials.  There are three main types of peel ...

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How to Perform an Adhesive Lap Joint Shear Strength Test – ASTM D1002

Shear joints impose uniform stresses across the bond area which results in the highest possible joint strength.  ASTM D1002 is commonly performed to measure the shear strength of adhesives that are used to bond metals.  This test is similar t...

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How to Perform an Adhesive Loop Tack Strength Test – ASTM D6195

One method to measure the tack force / strength of an adhesive is to perform the "Loop Tack" test method described in specification ASTM D6195.  The adhesives tested with this test are typically pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) applied...

By |June 4th, 2010|Test How To's, Video|Comments Off on How to Perform an Adhesive Loop Tack Strength Test – ASTM D6195
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