TEST FOR MEASURING ADHESION OF DEPOSITED METAL LAYER TO A POLYMER SUBSTRATE
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
No previously available, simple, reliable standard test has been found that can measure in a reproducible manner the adhesive strength of a deposited metal coating to a flexible substrate. For example, ASTM test B533-79 is particularly difficult to perform. Another test involving the cementing of an aluminum billet to a metal coating deposited on a substrate and measuring the force necessary to remove the billet and cemented metal coating from the underlying substrate proved cumbersome and did not provide reproducible results.