Test Methods


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


 GTF 6001 (Afera 5013)    Shear Adhesion Failure Temperature (SAFT) of Pressure Sensitive Tape
 GTF 6002 (Afera 5006)    Measurement of Thickness EN 1942 2003
 GTF 6003    Guide for Width and Length of Adhesive Tape
 GTF 6004* (Afera 5001)    Measurement of Peel Adhesive from Stainless Steel or from its Own Backing ISO 29862 - EN 1939
 GTF 6005* (Afera 5004)     Breaking Strength and Elongation of Adhesive Tape ISO 29864 -  EN 14410 2003
 GTF 6006* (Afera 5012)     Static Shear Adhesion of Adhesive Tape ISO 29863 - EN 1943 2002
 GTF 6007  (Afera 5014)     Loop Tack of Adhesive Tape

*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. 
**Please note that a new edition of the Afera Test Methods Manual was released in February 2021. Updates will follow thereafter.

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 4003    Resistance to High Temperatures and Humidity EN I2024 1996
 4007    Tearing Strength of Adhesive Tape by the Pendulum Method EN I2025 1996
     Supplement A - Testing Narrow Width tapes
 4008    Measurement of the Unwinding Force of Adhesive Tapes at High Speeds EN I2026 1996
 4009    Resistance of Adhesive Tapes EN I2027 1996
 4010    Determination of Insulation Resistance
 4011    Electric Strength of Adhesive Tape
 4013    Unwind adhesion of adhesive tape at slow speed EN1944 1996
 4014    Elongation of adhesive tape under reduced load -I2028-
 4015    Quick stick -1945-
 4019    Bond separation of thermosetting tapes during curing -I2032-
 4021    Length of a roll of adhesive tape -I2034-
 4022    Flagging or end-lifting test -I2035-
 4023    Solvent penetration of masking tapes -I2036-
 4026    Accelerated ageing of adhesive tapes
 4027    Measurement of width of adhesive tapes
 4028    Sampling plan for quality assurance purposes
     Supplement A