Accessories and Fixtures

Accessories for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Testing

ChemInstruments offers a wide range of accessories to complement your adhesive preparation, testing and calibration equipment. We also carry a full line of educational materials to help train your staff and keep them updated on the most recent changes in the industry.

Hand Rollers

hand rollers for adhesive testing

4.5 lb Hand Roller

  • 4.5 lb (2045g) roller features a steel core with a Shore scale A 80 durometer silicone rubber cover
  • Diameter of 3.75" (95 mm) and a width of 1.75" (45 mm)
  • Legs on handle extend beyond the circumference of the roller to protect roller surface
  • Slots on handle allow roller axles to "float" only the weight of the roller during operation
  • Meets the requirements of PSTC Appendage B, 2.8 and other industry standards

10 lb. Hand Roller

  • 10 lb (4540 g) roller features a solid steel core with an 8 RMS polished surface
  • Diameter of 5.00" (127 mm) and a width of 1.75" (45 mm)
  • Legs on handle extend beyond the circumference of the roller to protect roller surface
  • Slots on handle allow roller axles to "float" only the weight of the roller during operation
  • Meets the requirements of PSTC Appendage B, 2.8 and other industry standards

Custom Design Hand Roller

  • Custom design rollers made to nearly any customer specification
  • Legs on handle extend beyond the circumference of the roller to protect roller surface
  • Slots on handle allow roller axles to "float" only the weight of the roller during operation
  • Meets the requirements of PSTC Appendage B, 2.8 or any other method required
  • Contact ChemInstruments for more information about custom design hand rollers

FINAT Hand Roller (not pictured)

  • 2 Kg (4.4 lb) roller features a steel core with a shore scale A 80 durometer silicone rubber cover
  • Diameter of 85 mm (3.34") and a width of 50 mm (1.97")
  • Legs on handle extend beyond the circumference of the roller to protect roller surface
  • Slots on handle allow roller axles to "float" only the weight of the roller during operation
  • Meets the requirements of FINAT standard 2.1

Calibration Weights

calibration weights

Calibration Weight Set

  • Brass calibration weight set with hooks
  • Includes a convenient plastic case to store the weights
  • Set includes a selection of 9 weights from 10 to 1,000 grams
  • Traceable to NIST standards (optional certificate is available)

Custom Sized Calibration Weights

  • Various standard sizes are available upon request
  • Custom sizes pertaining to customer specific needs are available upon request

Shear Test Weights

Shear Test Weights

The following standard weights are available:
100 grams; 200 grams; 250 grams; 500 grams; 1000 grams.
These weights are required for PSTC, TLMI, FINAT, and AFERA Shear Testing procedures. Custom sizes are also available.

Model numbers: TW-100, TW-200, TW-250, TW-500, TW-1000

Weight Suspension Clip

Shear Weight Clips

Used in shear testing. The clip evenly distributes weight across the bottom of the sample and prevents tearing.

Model number: STC-100

Water Vapor Cup

Water Vapor Cup for adhesive testing

The sturdy cast aluminum Water Vapor Cup is used in the test methods PSTC-34 and ASTM D 3833 water vapor transmission and PSTC-35 and ASTM D 3816 water penetration tests.

Model number: WV-100

Specimen Tape Cutters

tape cutter
  • 1" Specimen tape cutter
  • 1/2" Specimen tape cutter
  • 24 mm Specimen tape cutter
  • 12 mm Specimen tape cutter

These specimen tape cutters simplify cutting samples for ASTM, FINAT, PSTC Appendage B, 2.4, AFERA and TLMI procedures. Extra blades and custom sample cutters are available. Contact ChemInstruments for more information about custom design specimen tape cutters.

Shear Cutoff Fixture

Shear Cutoff Fixture

  • Quickly and accurately cut a shear sample to a 1" x 1" (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) contact area
  • Meets the requirements of ASTM, FINAT, PSTC, AFERA and TLMI standards
  • 1/2" x 1/2" (1 cm x 1 cm) fixture is also available upon request

Test Panels

adhesive testing panels
  • 18 gauge, 304 stainless steel with a bright annealed finish
  • Various standard sizes available as well as customer specified sizes
  • Meets the requirements of PSTC Appendage B 2.6 and ASTM A666
  • Float plate glass of various standard and custom sizes available to meet FINAT requirements
  • Various types of metal and plastic materials available for custom applications

Release Paper

release paper

6" wide Roll

6" (15 cm) wide by 500 yards (460 m) long

12" wide Roll

12" (30 cm) wide by 500 yards (460 m) long

Both rolls can be used with our Lab Drawdown Coater, Hot Melt Coater or Hot Melt Coater Laminator. Custom sizes under 12" (30 cm) are available upon request.

Polyester

polyester film

1 mil (0.025 mm) thickness roll

12" (30 cm) wide by 1,600 yards (1,460 m) long

2 mil (0.050 mm) thickness roll

12" (30 cm) wide by 800 yards (730 m) long

Both rolls can be used with our Lab Drawdown Coater, Hot Melt Coater or Hot Melt Coater Laminator. Custom sizes under 12" (30 cm) are available upon request.

Double Sided Tape

double sided tape

Versatile, two-sided tape used in conducting release testing and coefficient of friction testing

Adhesive Remover

adhesive remover

Unique, water-soluble, solvent-based cleaner of exceptional dissolving power

Offers relatively high safety and reduced cleanup labor

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TLMI Test Methods Manual

The latest edition of the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute's manual is now available. The TLMI manual comes complete with testing methods for both paper and film substrates, providing the correct test methods for preparing and running tests according to TLMI standards.

PSTC Approved Test Method Products

PSTC Latest Edition Test Method Manual - English Version

This official PSTC test Methods Manual includes a complete description of equipment, setup, cleaning and testing methods for PSA tapes.

Order Test Method Manual (USA companies only) - $80.00 (shipping in U.S. included)


Test Equipment Fixtures

Unwind Fixture

Unwind Fixture for adhesive tests

The Unwind Fixture is required to mount a roll of pressure sensitive tape in a tensile tester for determining unwind force according to Test Methods PSTC-8 and AFERA 4013 P4.

Model number: TT-UWF-100

90° Peel Fixture

Peel Fixture for adhesive testing

Clamps in jaws of tensile tester machine for quick and easy 90° peels. The 90° Peel Fixture uses a standard 2"x6" (5cm x 15cm) test panel. Precision bearing assembly allows for smooth sliding action.

Model number: TT-PF-90

Loop Tack Fixture

Loop Tack Fixture for adhesive testing

Loop tack accessory for tensile tester machines. The Loop Tack Fixture clamps in the lower jaws of the machine and provides a simple means for doing loop tack testing. Uses a standard 1" x 3" (2.5cm x 7.5cm) test panel (not included).

Model number: TT-LTF-100

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