ASTM D3121-94(1999)

    Standard Test Method for Tack of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives by Rolling Ball


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers measurement of the comparative tack of pressure-sensitive adhesives by a rolling ball and is most appropriate for low-tack adhesives. This test method is only one of several available for the measurement of tack.

    1.1.1 This test method is not recommended for the specification of end use products.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in the parentheses are given for information only.

    1.3 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D5750/D5750M Guide for Width and Length of Pressure-Sensitive Tape

    E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201626(Pressure sensitive adhesive PSA)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3121-94R99

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3121-94(1999), Standard Test Method for Tack of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives by Rolling Ball, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.org

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