Natural Rubber-Based Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives: A Review

Imran Khan*, B. T. Poh

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The purpose of this review is to describe the various aspects of pressure-sensitive adhesives prepared from natural rubber. Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) adhere instantaneously to a variety of surfaces upon application of slight pressure and can be obtained using different technologies. PSAs are materials that develop tack for low pressures and short contact times. There are number of factors affecting the adhesion property of natural rubber based pressure-sensitive adhesives. In this review, factors affecting adhesion property such as tack, peel and shear are examined in light of their relevance to adhesion in addition to measurement methods of each of the three major adhesion properties. This review paper covers the work being carried out from the last 20 years in the field of natural rubber based pressure sensitive adhesives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-811
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Polymers and the Environment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Adhesion
  • Peel strength
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesives
  • Shear strength
  • Tack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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