Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives | ASTM D1781 | WZBB303A

ASTM D1781-98(2021) 

Standard Test Method for Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives

Significance and Use

5.1 This test method may be used to determine comparative rather than fundamental measurements of adhesion and is particularly suitable for process control, some examples of which are listed.

5.1.1 This test method is particularly sensitive to adherend surface preparation and is of value where the adhesive is used in conjunction with a primer.

5.1.2 When a relatively brittle adhesive is used, the peel resistance can often give an indication of the degree of cure, that is, higher values than normally realized may indicate an incomplete cure. Direct comparison of different adhesives or processes can only be made when specimen design and test conditions are identical.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the peel resistance of adhesive bonds between: a relatively flexible adherend and a rigid adherend; and the relatively flexible facing of a sandwich structure and its core, when tested under specified conditions.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.




Test Grip for Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives

Maximum   force

3 kN

Test   standards

ASTM 1781


Upper grip

Φ10 mm pin

Lower grip

Φ10 mm pin

Height   (H)

Upper grip

64 mm

Lower grip

48 mm

Grip   body width (W)

108 mm

Working   temperature

0℃ ~   40℃

Grip   weight

Upper grip

0.7 kg

Lower grip

0.4 kg

Drum   diameter

Φ102 mm