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This specification covers paper-backed pressure sensitive tapes used for light-duty packaging and masking. The paper presents two types of pressure-sensitive tape: type I - crepe paper backed, and type II - flat paper backed. The materials used in the construction of the tape shall be such as to ensure conformance to the requirements specified. The tape shall comply with the physical requirements specified. Specimen preparation shall be as specified in the appropriate test method. Number of tests per unit of product shall be as specified in the appropriate test method. Accelerated aging, adhesion, tensile and elongation, tack, and thickness shall be tested to meet the requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers paper-backed pressure-sensitive tapes used for light-duty packaging and masking.
1.2 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently, without combining values in any way.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 13, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D996 Terminology of Packaging and Distribution Environments
D3121 Test Method for Tack of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives by Rolling Ball
D3330/D3330M Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
D3611 Practice for Accelerated Aging of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3652/D3652M Test Method for Thickness of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3715/D3715M Practice for Quality Assurance of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes
D3759/D3759M Test Method for Breaking Strength and Elongation of Pressure-Sensitive Tape
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
D5486/D5486M Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Packaging, Box Closure, and Sealing
D5570 Test Method for Water Resistance of Tape and Adhesives Used as Box Closure
Federal SpecificationPPP-T-680 Tape, Pressure-Sensitive: Packaging and Packing of Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Phila., PA 19111-5094. Attn: NPODS.
ISO StandardISO9002 Quality Systems Model for Quality Assurance in Production and Installation Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)
ASTM D6123 / D6123M-97(2012), Standard Specification for Pressure-Sensitive Tape for Light-Duty Packaging and General Purpose Masking, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top