Adhesive Test Methods

PSTC Test Methods for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes

The PSTC Test Methods are included in the most recent edition of the PSTC Test Methods Manual.

This information is provided for reference only. Please view this list of Physical and Analytical Adhesive Tests that Chemsultants performs for more information.

Adhesion Test Methods

PSTC-101
International Standard for Peel Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape*
PSTC-4
Relative Performance of Release Coatings
PSTC-5
Quick Stick of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
PSTC-6
Tack Rolling Ball
PSTC-107
International Standard for Shear Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tape*
PSTC-8
Unwind Force of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
PSTC-9
Accelerated Aging of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
PSTC-11
Adherence to Linerboard of Pressure Sensitive Tapes at Low Temperatures
PSTC-13
High Speed Unwind Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
PSTC-14
Adhesion of Pressure Sensitive Tapes to Fiberboard at 90° Angle and Constant Stress
PSTC-15
Determination of Adhesion to Release Coated Substrates: Wet Spread Method
PSTC-16
Loop Tack

Stain Resistance Test Methods

PSTC-21
Stain Test for Finishes
PSTC-22
Latent Staining of Surface Finishes

Miscellaneous Test Methods

PSTC-131
International Tensile Strength and Elongation of Pressure Sensitive Tapes*
PSTC-133
International Thickness (Caliper) of Pressure Sensitive Tapes*
PSTC-34
Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
PSTC-35
Water Penetration Rate of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
PSTC-38
Tear Resistance
PSTC-39
Tear Resistance of Plastic Film Tapes

Electrical Tape Test Methods

PSTC-50
Shear Strength After Solvent Immersion of Electrical Grade Tapes
PSTC-51
Dielectric Breakdown of Electrical Grade Tapes
PSTC-53
Thermosetting Properties
PSTC-54
Flagging of Electrical Grade Tapes
PSTC-55
Oil Resistance of Electrical Grade Tapes
PSTC-56
Resistance to Penetration at Elevated Temperatures of Electrical Grade Tapes
PSTC-57
Flammability of Electrical Grade Tapes

Width and Length Test Method

PSTC-171
International Width and Length of Pressure Sensitive Tapes*

Appendices

Appendix A
Standard Conditions
Appendix B
Test Equipment
Appendix C
Cleaning Test Surfaces
Appendix D
Preparation for Testing
Appendix E
Quality Assurance of Pressure Sensitive Tapes
Appendix F
Pressure Sensitive Tape Council Metric Unit Conversions

* - These Test Methods have been harmonized through the cooperation of PSTC and AFERA

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