Identification of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Polypropylene Tape

    Volume 48, Issue 1 (January 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 2003

    Page Count: 9


    Watanabe, K
    Senior researcher, Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters, Yokohama,

    Sakayanagi, M
    Senior researcher, Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters, Yokohama,

    Harigaya, Y
    Associate professor, Kitasato University, Tokyo,

    Konda, Y
    Associate professor, Kitasato University, Tokyo,

    (Received 26 September 2002; accepted 20 September 2002)

    Abstract

    Identification of colorless, transparent, pressure-sensitive adhesive polypropylene tape (PP tape) was performed using infrared absorption spectrometry (IR) and pyrolysis gas chromatography mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS) to determine the pressure-sensitive adhesive. Twenty different products of colorless, transparent PP tapes were examined in this study, and the results of analysis of IR spectra and Py-GC/MS were classified into twelve groups. In addition, the tapes were classified into 14 groups on the basis of IR measurement of release agent present in the backside. The results indicate that colorless, transparent PP tapes can be distinguished in terms of manufacturer, thereby demonstrating that this method of identifying colorless, transparent PP tape is effective. Moreover, the method was applied to the analysis of an actual forensic sample.


    Paper ID: JFS2002245

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002245

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