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ASTM D6252/D6252M-98(2019)

Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle

Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle D6252_D6252M-98R19 ASTM|D6252_D6252M-98R19|en-US Standard Test Method for Peel Adhesion of Pressure-Sensitive Label Stocks at a 90° Angle Standard new BOS Vol. 15.10 Committee D10
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Significance and Use

5.1 This test method is a tool for quality assurance use. Given a pressure-sensitive label stock and a requirement in terms of the minimum or maximum peel adhesion value expected for this label stock, the data from the test can be used in conjunction with acceptance criteria.

5.2 This test method can show the relative bond strength of a given label stock to one or more surfaces of varied material and texture as compared to the standard stainless steel panel. Substitution of panels representative of the proposed substrates for the standard stainless steel panel would be acceptable for this procedure.


1.1 This test method covers the measurement of the peel adhesion of pressure-sensitive label stocks. This test method gives a measure of the adherence to a standard steel substrate or to other surfaces of interest for a pressure-sensitive label stock.

1.2 This test method provides a means of assessing the uniformity of the adhesion of a given type of pressure-sensitive label stock. The assessment may be within a sheet or roll, between sheets or rolls, or between production lots.

1.3 Variations in the label stock facestock and adhesive can affect the response; therefore, this test method cannot be used to pinpoint the specific cause(s) of nonuniformity.

1.4 This test method may not be appropriate to test label stocks having either stiff backings or backings showing a high stretch at low forces. These characteristics could result in a high variability of the test response, which is not a true indication of the real nature of the adhesive bond.

1.5 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as the standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system must be used independently, without combining values in any way.

1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.10
Developed by Subcommittee: D10.14
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D6252_D6252M-98R19
ICS Code: 83.180