Afera test methods
The Association publishes the Afera Test Methods Manual, which includes the most current test methods, equipment suppliers and a glossary of terms, as well as a comparative table categorising Afera’s test methods and their corresponding CEN (European Committee for Standardisation), ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), and PSTC (Pressure Sensitive Tape Council - North America) methods.
Currently Afera is focused on creating next-level evaluation, training and implementation of rheological TMs. Now only used by a limited number of Member Companies, rheological and DMA measurements greatly impact the tape development process. Extending their use throughout the Industry—creating transparency in this area—will increase the speed of development of new adhesives and precision of statements about tape application properties.
List of Afera test methods
Complete Afera test methods (for members only)
Purchase the Afera Test Methods Manual
Contact your local standardisation institute (for members only) to obtain CEN adhesive test methods in your local language
Creating and adopting test methods for adhesive tape
Accuracy of methods
*Please note that a new edition of the Afera Test Methods Manual will be released in Q4 2020.