This is indeed true. HOWEVER, my success rate for baking tapes that are
suffering from squealing and/or deposition that are not back coated is
This raises another question. If all binder breakdown is hydrolysis,
then why doesn't baking cure it 100%? I'm thinking of Sony PR-150 and
These two seem to show the falling Tg, but don't have the shedding. They
are outliers and inconsistent.
On 1/24/2016 3:41 PM, John Schroth wrote:
> Back-coating may instigate or speed up the hydrolysis process but I
> cannot ignore the fact that there are still obscure instances where the
> tape had no back-coating and suffered from SS. Richard, you have noted
> this in the past and I have had this happen in at least two instances
> that I can recall. I'm at home today so I don't have access to my notes,
> but it was clearly sticky shed on tapes that had no back-coating. So one
> should not "always" equate back-coating with sticky shed.
> Just my two cents...
> John Schroth
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