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Glossary of Product Properties and Test Parameters

This glossary contains descriptionriptions of key material properties, so that the user can better understand the products capabilities and limitations.

It is important to note that not all products are necessarily tested agains the same conditons, as they are not all necessarily relevant to either the product or the application

Tag NameDescription
Adhesion StrengthAdhesion is the bond strength measurement of a coating to a substrate. When an adhesive is bonded to an item or surface, numerous physical, mechanical and chemical forces come into play, which may have an effect on each other.
Adhesive LayerA layer that is applied to one surface or both to bind items together and resist their separation
Adhesive ThicknessThickness of the adhesive layer.
Air PermeabilityThe air permeability of a fabric is a measure of how well it allows the passage of air through it.
Alloy CompositionComposition of the alloy material
Alloy TypeA metallic element type
Aluminum (Al)Aluminium is a metallic element with a silvery-white, soft nonmagnetic, ductile elements that has a melting point of 660.3 C
Antimony (Sb)Antimony is a lustrous gray metalloid found in batteries, low friction metals, cable sheating and among other products
Auto CSV GenerationCSV (comma-separated values) is a simple data file for spreadsheet software.
Auto PDF GenerationPDF (Portable Document Format) will convert a generated document into a pdf file
Basis WeightBasis weight refers to the weight measured in pounds off 500 sheets of paper in that paper’s basic sheet size.
Battery Included
Battery TypeSpecific types of battery that can vary from Nickel Cadmium, Nickel-Metal Hydride, Lead Acid Battery, Lithium Ion battery and more.
Benzene Adsorption
Bismuth (Bi)Bismuth is a chemical element with symbol Bi and atomic number 83. Bismuth is the most naturally diamagnetic element, and has one of the lowest values of thermal conductivity among metals.
Boiling PointThe amount of degree’s needed to reach in order to make the substance boil.
Breakdown VoltageThis electrical property is thickness dependent and is the maximum amount of voltage that a dielectric material can withstand before breaking down. The breakdown voltage is calculated by multiplying the dielectric strength of the material times the thickness of the film.
Bulk DensityThe amount of a certain product that comes in a bulk.
CertificationsConfirmation of tested functions, characteristics of a product.
Chemistry Type
Chromium (Cr)Chemical element with a steely-grey, hard and brittle metal, resists tarnishing and has a high melting point.
Coating Thickness
ColorThe color
Connection InterfaceIs an interface between two pieces of equipments that functions such as passing messages, connecting and disconnecting, etc.
Copper (Cu)Copper is a soft malleable and ductile metal with a very high thermal and electrical conductivity.
Copper (Cu)
Cut Through Temperaturethe thermal resistance temperature/ durability
Data Storage Capacity
Dielectric Constant @ 1000 kHz
Dielectric Constant @ 150 ˚C/1 kHz
Dielectric Constant @ 150 ˚C/10 kHz
Dielectric Constant @ 150 ˚C/100 kHz
Dielectric Constant @ 23 ˚C/1 kHz
Dielectric Constant @ 23 ˚C/10 kHz
Dielectric Constant @ 23 ˚C/100 kHz
Dielectric StrengthThe maximum electric field that a pure material can withstand under ideal conditions without breaking down
Dissipation Factor @ 23°C /1 kHz
Dissipation Factor @ 23°C /10 kHz
Dissipation Factor @ 23°C /100 kHz
Dissipation Factor @ Imc
Durometer (Shore A)
Edge Coverage
Electrical Resistivity
Eutetic Melting Temperature
Fabric Thickness
Film ThicknessBacking Film Thickness
Film Thickness
Flash Point
Flexural Strength
Gel Time @ 160°C / 320°F
Glass Plate Flow @ 150°C
Heat Distortion Temperature
Heat Seal Pressure
Heat Seal Temperature
Heat Seal Time
Heat Sealable
Iodine Adsorption
Iron (Fe)
Lead (Pb)
Lead (Pb)
Liquidus Melting Temperature
Magnesium (Mg)
Mix Ratio
Nickel (Ni)
Number of Bags
Number of Uses
Oil Contact Angle
Particle Size thru 325 mesh
Particle Size thru 80 mesh
Peel Strength
Post curing (minimum)
Pot Life
Potassium (K)
Pre-Heating (optional)
Process Method
Recording Cycle
Recording Interval
Release Liner
RoHS Compliant
Sheet Size
Shelf Life @ 15°C
Shelf Life @ 4.5°C
Silver (Ag)
Single- or Double-Sided AdhesiveDescribes whether a tape is single- or double-sided. If it is single-sided, it has adhesive only on one side of the backing film. If it is double-sided, then it has adhesive on both sided of the backing film.
Sodium (Na)
Solidus Melting Temperature
Special Layer
Special Properties
Specific Gravity
Specific Surface Area (BET)
Startup Mode
Stop Mode
Surface Resistivity
Temperature Accuracy
Temperature Range
Temperature ResistanceTemperature resistance is the maximum temperature that the material or product can withstand for a period of time. The temperatures listed should be considered as guidelines for an operating temperature of about 30 minutes. Typically, the material can withstand much longer times at temperatures about 20°C lower and can withstand much higher temperatures for short, intermittent times.
Temperature Resolution
Tensile Strength
Tensile Strength (Thin Film)
Tin (Sn)
Total Thickness
UL 94 RatingThe UL 94 standard classifies plastics according to how they burn in various orientations and thicknesses. From lowest (least flame-retardant) to highest (most flame-retardant): HB: slow burning on a horizontal specimen; burning rate particles allowed as long as they are not inflamed. V-0: burning stops within 10 seconds on a vertical specimen; drips of particles allowed as long as they are not inflamed. 5VB: burning stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may develop a hole. 5VA: burning stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may not develop a hole.
UL Rating
Visible Light Transmission
VOC-Free (100% solids content)
Volume ResistivityVolume resistivity, also called volume resistance, bulk resistance or bulk resistivity is a thickness dependent measurement of the resistivity of a material perpendicular to the plane of the surface.
Water Contact Angle