Avery Dennison Performance Tapes recently released the fifth in a series of bonding studies that make it easier for converters to evaluate the performance of Avery Dennison Core Series™ portfolio adhesive products with commonly used materials. This study focuses on Rogers Griswold™ rubber products used in gasket design, sealing, cushioning, or vibration management for a wide range of applications.

The study was performed in collaboration with Rogers Corp. at the Avery Dennison Performance Tapes Painesville Innovation Center, an ISO 17025-certified facility that tests under real-world and extreme conditions with tight control of environmental conditions. The Core Series portfolio adhesive products were backed with a 2 mil PET film and trimmed to a 1-in. width. Two sample sets were laminated to Rogers Griswold cellular rubber materials, one at room temperature and one at 220°F respectively, with both sets using 30% compression, at 20 fpm, with 72 hrs of post-lamination recovery.

The resulting study classifies the performance of Core Series adhesives when used with Rogers Griswold materials. Using the study in conjunction with the Avery Dennison Core Series Product Selection Tool allows converters to evaluate bonding strength along with other application requirements to select the right adhesive for the material and application.

“The purpose of the study is to use the technical expertise of the Avery Dennison team and our testing facilities to simplify the process of choosing adhesives based on the specific characteristics of the Rogers Griswold materials,” said Deanne Lewis, product manager at Avery Dennison Performance Tapes. “Rubber bonding is affected by the material’s base polymer, thickness, and cell type and is impacted by factors such as adhesive mass, pressure, compression, lamination speed and temperature. Using this study, converters can confidently specify and quote adhesives for Rogers Griswold products promptly and accurately.”

“We’re happy to have joined forces with Avery Dennison on this bonding study, which will help our customers make an informed decision when choosing how to bond our rubber products,” said Miles Natorski, Griswold product line manager. “Our Griswold cellular rubber products are designed to meet versatile design requirements, while still providing superior value to the company’s customers.”

The study is available at https://tapes.averydennison.com/na/en/home/insights/materials-science/bonding-study-rogers-griswold-rubber-products.html. Rogers is online at www.rogerscorp.com.