Substrate’s Dynes/Cm

         
High Surface Energy Substrates
(Greater Than 37 dynes/cm)
 
Low Surface Energy Substrates
(Less Than 37 dynes/cm)
Dynes/cm
METALS  
Dynes/cm
 
1103
840
753
526
458
700-1100
250-500
Copper
Aluminum
Zinc
Tin
Lead
Stainless Steel
Glass
 
37
36
36
33
31
29
28
18

 
PVA
Polystyrene
Acetal
EVA
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Tedlar®
Teflon®

 
Dynes/cm
PLASTICS
50
47
46
45
43
43
43
42
42
39
38
38
38
Kapton® (Polymide)
Phenolic
Nylon
Alkyd Enamel
Polyester
Epoxy Paint
Polyurethane Paint
ABS
Polycarbonate
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Noryl®
Acrylic
Polane® Paint

These values are provided as a guide. Modifications in formulations can substantially alter surface energies.

Kapton®, Tedlar® and Teflon® are registered trademarks of Dupont.
Noryl® is a registered trademark of General Electric.
Polane® is a registered trademark of Sherwin-Williams Company.

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