Typical adhesives are natural rubber, synthetic rubber or acrylic (Vibac is offering all these types of glue).
Adhesion is the attracting force between the adhesive and the substrate, which depends on the adhesive, the substrate and the application conditions such as: application pressure, time period of pressure, and temperature during application.
Cohesion describes the inner strength of an adhesive. It is relevant for applications where the force, in effect, is parallel to the bonding area. High cohesion goes hand-inhand with high temperature resistance, low-edge picking, and high holding power or shear resistance.
The tape's ability to fit snugly or make essentially complete contact with the surface of an irregular object without creasing or folding.
Elongation is the percentage of which a tape can be stretched prior to breaking.
Water resistance is tape's ability to keep its performances when in occasional contact with water or moisture for a limited period of time.
A term commonly used to designate a distinct category of adhesive tapes and adhesives, which are aggressively and permanently tacky at room temperature and firmly adhere to a variety of dissimilar surfaces upon mere contact without the need of more than finger or hand pressure.
The combination of pressure-sensitive adhesive with a backing.
The force per unit width, expressed in oz/in width, required to break the bond between a tape and a surface when peeled back at a standard rate and condition.