Analysis of Plowing and Adhesive Effects in the Rolling Ball Tack Method for Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Z. Miyagi, N. Yamada, N. Urahama, K. Yamamoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)


An analysis of the motion of a ball rolling on a pressure sensitive adhesive tape at a constant velocity was carried out theoretically and experimentally. In the experimental analysis, a rotary drum tack tester and a spherical probe tack tester were developed to quantitatively analyze rolling ball tack. Applying the results obtained by the two testers, actual adhesive and plowing moments and impressive moment were determined independently as a function of the rolling velocity of 11.1 mm (14/32 in.) diameter steel balls. The most important results were that the impressive force acting between the ball and the adhesive was far greater than the gravitational force due to the mass of the rolling ball and that the plowing moment played an important role in rolling resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Testing and Evaluation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997



  • Adhesive moment
  • Plowing moment
  • Pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Quick stick
  • Rolling ball tack
  • Total adhesive moment

Cite this