Will It Hold? For How Long? Under What Conditions? The Answer to All of Your Adhesive Testing Questions Is Chemsultants!
 

More people choose Chemsultants as their adhesive consultant because we provide results based on time-tested, proven processes and procedures. They know from experience that our comprehensive and cost effective adhesive testing services help speed product ideas to market and reduce development costs. Chemsultants International's renowned adhesive testing laboratories offer an extensive range of capabilities to test and measure adhesive properties including:

  • Peel adhesion
  • Adhesive tack
  • Static and Dynamic shear
  • Release
     
  • Viscosity
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Coefficient of friction
  • Porosity
     
  • Smoothness
  • Surface energy
  • Tensile and elongation
  • Analytical tests including FTIR, HPLC, GC, DSC
     

Tap into the resources of our expert adhesive consultants to benchmark and test pressure sensitive tapes, labels, and other adhesive products. We can even help you troubleshoot and solve product issues through our full range of physical and analytical procedures that characterize and test:

  • Adhesives
  • Sealants
  • Coatings
     
  • Release systems
  • Paper and film liners and face stocks
  • Converted products
     

Chemsultants can help you solve adhesive quality issues quickly and cost-effectively. Test your products with the industry's broadest, most cost-effective resource for specialized adhesion testing. Our adhesive testing labs provide you with exceptional precision and versatility to test everything from adhesives and sealants to specialty materials and packaging.

  • Accelerated aging and weathering via QUV / Xenon arc
  • Low and high temperature environmental tests from -60°C freezer to 35°F cold to 100°F hot (90% RH) as well as SAFT up to 400°F.
     

Physical Test Services

Test

Method Number

Adhesive Testing

pH

ASTM E 70

Total Solids

ASTM D 1489

Viscosity (room temp.)

ASTM D 2556

Viscosity (hot melt)

ASTM D 3236

Liner / Face stock Testing

Abrasion, Sutherland rub

ASTM D 5264

Abrasion, Taber

TAPPI T-476

Coefficient of Friction

ASTM D 1894, 4917

Hunter Color (L,a,b)

TAPPI T-524

Opacity

TAPPI T-425

pH, Surface

TAPPI T-529

Porosity, Gurley

TAPPI T-460

Release

ASTM D 3330, D 5375, PSTC-101, PSTC 4, FTM 3

Smoothness, Bekk

TAPPI T-479

Smoothness, Sheffield

TAPPI T-538

Stain Testing

PSTC-21

Stiffness, Gurley

TAPPI T-543

Surface Energy, Dyne Test

ASTM D 2578

Tear Resistance

ASTM D 1004, PSTC-38,39

Tensile & Elongation

ASTM D 882, D 3759, PSTC-131

Product Testing

Coat Weight / Caliper

ASTM D 3652, PSTC-133, TLMI Label Thickness

Coat Weight / Solvent

ASTM F 2217, TLMI Coat Weight Test

Peel Adhesion

ASTM D 903, D 3330, 6252, PSTC-101, FTM 1, 2

SAFT

ASTM D 4498

Shear, Dynamic

ASTM D 1002, D 3163, D 3164

Shear, Static

ASTM D 3654, D 6364, PSTC-107

T-Peel

ASTM D 1876

Analytical Test Services

Analytical testing methods are used to identify an adhesive or its components, confirm the content of adhesives, and analyze key properties of the adhesive. They can also be used to identify contaminants, and to develop raw material substitutes for adhesives, coatings and sealants. Chemsultants offers a number of specific analytical test methods including:

  1. FTIR - Continuous wave Michelson or Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy
  2. GC - Gas Chromatography
  3. DSC - Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  4. HPLC - High Pressure Liquid Chromatography
     

For one-stop, full-service coating, sealant and adhesive consulting and testing, contact Chemsultants today.