Test Methods

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Global Tape Forum (International) Harmonised Test Methods - Afera Test Methods


 GTF 6001 (Afera 5013)    Shear Adhesion Failure Temperature (SAFT) of Adhesives Tapes
 GTF 6002 (Afera 5006)    Thickness of Adhesive Tapes EN 1942 2003
 GTF 6003    Widths and Lengths of Adhesive Tapes
 GTF 6004* (Afera 5001)    Measurement of Peel Adhesion of Adhesive Tapes ISO 29862 
 GTF 6005* (Afera 5004)     Breaking Strength and Elongation of Adhesive Tapes ISO 29864 -  EN 14410 2003
 GTF 6006* (Afera 5012)     Static Shear Adhesion of Adhesive Tapes ISO 29863
 GTF 6007  (Afera 5014)     Loop Tack of Adhesive Tapes

*For all national bodies, ISO-certified TMs retain their official ISO numbers but are referred to in their test methods manuals by their GTF numbers as well. 

Global Tape Forum Test Methods
Afera Test Methods
4003 Resistance to High Temperature and Humidity EN 12024 1996
4007 Tearing Strength of Adhesive Tapes by the Pendulum Method EN 12025 1996
  Supplement A - Testing Narrow Width tapes
4008 Measurement of the Unwind Force of Adhesive Tapes at High Speed EN 12026 1996
4009 Flame Resistance of Adhesive Tapes EN 12027 1996
4010 Determination of Insulation Resistance
4011 Electric Strength of Adhesive Tapes
4013 Unwind Force of Adhesive Tapes at Low Speed EN1944 1996
4014 Elongation of Adhesive Tapes Under Reduced Load EN 12028
4015 Quick Stick EN1945
4019 Bond Separation of Thermosetting Tapes During Curing EN 12032
4021 Length of a Roll of Adhesive Tape EN 12034
4022 Flagging or End-Lifting Test EN 12035
4023 Solvent Penetration of Masking Tapes EN 12036
4026 Accelerated Ageing of Adhesive Tapes
4027 Measurement of Width of Adhesive Tape Rolls
4028 Sampling Plan for Quality Assurance Purposes
  Supplement A
4029 Determination of Dynamic Shear Strength of Double-Sided PSA Tapes Test Method

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