Adhesives and coatings (4 videos)

A 'loop' tack test is carried out to test standard FINAT No. 9.  A sample is prepared and the "application tack" is measured using Mecmesin's MultiTest-xt console controlled test system.  The test system is driven by Emperor software, that measures the peak force to completely separate the loop from the glass plate.

A 135 degree peel test is carried out on a sample of medical packaging to ensure maximum seal with minimum peel.  A custom designed vacuum fixture attached to a MultiTest-i PC-controlled force tester holds the sample firmly so that repeatable results are achieved when the lid is peeled off at a constant speed of 500 mm/min.

A 180° peel test of pressure sensitive adhesives is carried out using a FPT-H1 horizontal friction peel tear tester and a 180° peel test fixture kit. This is suitable for testing to a range of peel testing standards including FINAT No 1 and 3, ASTM D3330, Afera 5001, BS EN 1939 and PSTC 101.

A 90° peel test of pressure sensitive adhesives is carried out using a FPT-H1 horizontal friction peel tear tester and a 90° peel test fixture kit. This is suitable for testing to a range of peel testing standards including FINAT 2, ASTM D3330 Method F, Afera 5001, BS EN 1939 Annex B and PSTC 1001 Method F.