IOANA DUSESCU, PAUL OCTAVIAN STANESCU, CATALIN ZAHARIA, GHEORGHE HUBCA STUDIES REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE OF PRESSURE SENSITIVE ADHESIVES BASED ON CARBOCATENARY ELASTOMERS. 1. PEEL STRENGTH This work presents the main mechanical properties of the pressure sensitive adhesives solutions based on carbocatenary elastomers: peel, shear and tensile strength. Polychloroprene rubber was chosen as the main component of the adhesive system and its adhesive performances were evaluated. The mechanisms of fracture of the adhesive bond and breaking at the tensile test were also discussed.