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TEST FOR MEASURING ADHESION OF DEPOSITED METAL LAYER TO A POLYMER SUBSTRATE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025676D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

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.