Journal Published Online: 01 January 2003
Volume 48, Issue 1

Identification of Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Polypropylene Tape



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.

Author Information

Sakayanagi, M
Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters, Yokohama, Japan
Konda, Y
Kitasato University, Tokyo, Japan
Watanabe, K
Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters, Yokohama, Japan
Harigaya, Y
Kitasato University, Tokyo, Japan
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Stock #: JFS2002245
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002245