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Plastics & Elastomers
The material selection platform
Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

PSA Testing: Standard Tests When There Is No Standard

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Recorded on Oct 10, 2017

Reinvent your PSA testing program to best cater to today's new materials & substrates by learning about standard & new test methods specific to your application (tapes, labels, films, structural mounts…)

Edward Petrie will review the latest in testing, share important testing parameters (joint design, speed of bond separation...) and guide you on when & how to use specific tests to ensure a successful PSA bond.

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Edward Petrie Presented By:
Edward M. Petrie
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Testing is a fundamental process for PSA product development, quality control, marketing… and today's end-users rely on you for testing. Current PSAs are being designed with new materials for new substrates, which require you to update your testing program right away! Join this course and:

  1. Get updated on modern PSA test methods (new methods for medical PSAs, latest in probe tack testing…) & learn how to extract 'hidden' valuable information from test results

  2. Design a successful PSA bond by learning how to select appropriate test methods for specific applications and markets

  3. Avoid adhesive failure by understanding degradation mechanisms and test methods used to measure adhesive durability & aging
PSA Testing

Who should view this course?

For formulators and raw material suppliers who are new to pressure sensitive adhesives and those who need an update on the types of tests, which are used with PSAs (tapes, labels, graphic film, protective coatings, structural mounts…).

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to PSAs

  2. The Effect of Test Parameters

  3. Modern Test Methods

  4. Environmental Testing and Accelerated Aging

  5. PSA Test Methods Used in Specific End-Markets

  6. How to Extract Valuable ‘Hidden’ Information from Test Results

  7. Trends and Development Activity

  8. 30 Mins Q&A session- ask your questions directly to the expert !

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Members Reviews

Very Good! Provided some new ideas for our PSA testing strategy/protocols.

Damien N. , from Flint Group - TMD

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