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Surface energy is a term used to describe the attraction of a given surface. Surface energies range from high to low. A high surface energy would mean the strongest adhesive attraction. Surfaces such as glass, stainless steel, painted aluminum vehicle bodies, or smooth linoleum tile, are a few examples of extremely high energy surfaces. While surfaces such as textured flooring, cardboard, or painted drywall would be low energy and would need a more aggressive adhesive to remain adhered to the surface type.
See below for a visual showing the different surface types. It shows how high energy makes direct contact with the adhesive in all areas. While low energy only makes contact with the surface in a couple areas.
Learn more how sticker adhesive bonds with different surface types.