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What is Peel Adhesion?

By Sue Chambers on Apr 2, 2014 4:25:00 AM

Peel adhesion is another term you will find on just about every data sheet for an adhesive product. This piece of data is crucial in understanding how ‘sticky’ or how well the adhesive bonds to a given substrate. This data is often expressed in oz. /inch or N/100mm.

Peel Adhesion – A standardized test that measures the force required to remove a pressure sensitive adhesive from a testing plate or its own backing material.

Peel Adhesion is important to consider no matter what application you are working with. Temporary adhesion applications such as automotive masking (Wheel Masks or Paint Masking Kits) rely on peel adhesion values to determine the difficulty in removing the adhesive from the substrate after the masking is no longer needed. Peel adhesion may also provide insight to the amount of residue left behind once the adhesive is removed. Other important factors in determining if residue is left behind is the type of adhesive used, what substrates you are sticking to, and application temperatures.

Peel Adhesion is also extremely important to long term or permanent bonding applications for obvious reasons. In these types of applications you want extremely high peel adhesion values to ensure the bond will hold no matter what forces it is exposed to.

Are you unsure what type of peel adhesion you need for your project? Ask our Engineers today!

Sue Chambers

Written by Sue Chambers

As the CEO and President of Strouse Corporation, Sue Chambers is responsible for leading all facets of the business. Sue has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth and operational innovation in the adhesive conversion industry. Sue possesses strong leadership, strategic vision, and savvy marketing skills. Sue has an MBA from Loyola University in Maryland. Since 1997 Sue Chambers joined Strouse and led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing the company into a world leader in the innovative production of pressure-sensitive adhesive with revenue of over 20 million and growing. In the last three years, Strouse revenue has grown 62%; the number of employees has grown and continues to achieve and maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certification. Strouse built a new production plant going from 40,000 to 62,500 square feet, increasing the production space by 50%. The building also can expand to 82,500 sq. Feet. Sue is active in the community serving on the Industrial Development Board presently and earning several business awards over the years. Most recently, 3M has recognized Strouse as a supplier of the year. She is also on the Dale Chambers Foundation board that raises money for local charities in the community.