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Test Method: SATRA TM402A

Preparation of stuck-on bonded test assemblies for adhesion tests

December 2016


This method is intended to describe the preparation and bonding, with solvent based and water based adhesives, of stuck-on test specimen assemblies for use in peel tests and heat resistance (creep) tests. The method is applicable to all types of material, provided at least one of the adherends is flexible.


Standard procedures are used to prepare bonded test assemblies using techniques as close as possible to those used in shoe manufacture, particularly for sole attaching. The method is applicable to stuck-on test assemblies for the peel test, SATRA TM401, and the heat resistance test, SATRA TM403. The method can be used to determine the suitability for sticking of adherend materials (e.g. soles, uppers) using common adhesives, or the suitability of adhesives towards common footwear adherend materials.


SATRA TM401 – Peel strength of adhesive bonds.
SATRA TM403 – Resistance to heat of adhesive bonds – constant peel force method (creep test).


First issued as SATRA AM2 July 1981. Revised May 1988, April 1997 (incorporating SATRA AM21). First issued as SATRA TM402A: December 2016.


This test method is available to members and non-members.


This price is for a printed copy of the Test Method.

  • Members: £75
  • Non-members: £215



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