STP1054: Performance Properties of Silicone Structural Adhesives

    Schmidt, CM
    Senior specialist, specialist, technical service and development representative, and technical service and development engineer, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Schoenherr, WJ
    Senior specialist, specialist, technical service and development representative, and technical service and development engineer, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Carbary, LD
    Senior specialist, specialist, technical service and development representative, and technical service and development engineer, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Takish, MS
    Senior specialist, specialist, technical service and development representative, and technical service and development engineer, Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI

    Pages: 24    Published: Jan 1989


    Abstract

    Industry-wide standards for the performance of silicone sealants need to be established to ensure the continued integrity of silicone sealant structurally glazed projects.The first step in establishing such standards is careful research into the behavior of silicone sealants under different conditions. This paper reports two major tests, one using mock-up panels and simulating field conditions, the other scrutinizing sealant properties in a laboratory setting. The results offer a greater understanding of silicone structural sealants and a foundation for developing standard test methods and setting industry performance standards for structural sealants.

    Keywords:

    Structural silicone sealant glazing, joint design, mock-up testing, high modulus sealant, medium modulus sealant, low modulus sealant, tensile stress, shear stress


    Paper ID: STP22987S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C24.35

    DOI: 10.1520/STP22987S


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