Adhesion is the tendency of the surfaces of two substrates to cling to one another. The forces that cause adhesion can be subdivided into several types. The intermolecular forces are responsible for the functioning of various types if tapes and stickers that fall under various categories such as dispersive adhesion, chemical adhesion, and diffusive adhesion. Adhesion is the measurement of bond strength between the coatings. When an adhesive material is coated to an item or top a surface of material, various physical, chemical and mechanical forces come into play which may have an effect on both the materials. Therefore, this property of adhesive products needs to be tested before using it.
Determining the failure point can be critical for the final use of the materials and the adhesive. There are numerous types of adhesives which require testing. Some of the examples of adhesives include creams, gels, glues, varnishes, paints, etc. these products create a layer of bonds between two materials, and all materials require different test methods. Presto Stantest offers different testing machines to determine the adhesion strength of the materials.