EN 1940:1996

Self-adhesive tapes - Measurement of breaking strength

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Mar 12, 2003


CEN/TC 253 Self adhesive tapes

European Norm

83.180   Adhesives


This standard specifies a method to measure the breaking strength of a self adhesive tape when it is subjected to a tensile force sufficient to cause it to break. The breaking strength of adhesive tape is of value as an indication of its uniformity and quality, and its ability to withstand stresses during application and use. The maximum width of adhesive tape tested by this method is 25 mm. For adhesive tapes of this width or less, the breaking strength measured corresponds to that as supplied commercially, with factory-cut edges.

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EN 1940:1996
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Mar 12, 2003