What Makes Tape Sticky

why is tape sticky from buytape.comLouis Sharpe, writing in the Journal of Adhesion, shares this info on what makes tape “sticky”. ¬†Sharpe describes pressure sensitive tapes as being “tacky” because they exhibit a combination of the characteristics of high viscosity liquids that also elastic. ¬†This means that they will attach themselves to a surface in a process described as “wetting”, but will not separate when they are removed because of their elastic nature.

You can read more about these unique properties at scientificamerican.com.

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