Active Standard ASTM C1311 | Developed by Subcommittee: C24.10
Book of Standards Volume: 04.07
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This specification describes the properties of one-component solvent release sealants for use in building construction. These sealants are generally formulated to withstand a specified maximum joint movement in extension and compression of the nominal joint width. The sealants shall be tested, and is expected to conform to the following physical properties: extrudability after aging, shore A hardness, indentation hardness, bubbling, adhesive and cohesive loss after cyclic movement, slump, stain index, tack-free time, and accelerated weathering (edge cracking, center cracking, adhesion loss, and color change).
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Significance and Use
This specification describes solvent release sealants for general caulking and sealing operations in building construction. However, it should be recognized by the user that not all sealants meeting this specification are suitable for all applications and all substrates and that there is no implication that the sealants are equivalent in all physical properties.
Refer to Guide C1193 for information on the proper use of sealants meeting this specification.
1.1 This specification describes the properties of a one-component solvent release sealant for use in building construction. These sealants are generally formulated to withstand a maximum joint movement of 7.5 % in extension and 7.5 % in compression of the nominal joint width.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 The committee with jurisdiction of this specification is not aware of any similar specification within ISO or any other organization.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C661 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Elastomeric-Type Sealants by Means of a Durometer
C712 Test Method for Bubbling of One-Part, Elastomeric, Solvent-Release Type Sealants
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
C1193 Guide for Use of Joint Sealants
C1216 Test Method for Adhesion and Cohesion of One-Part Elastomeric Solvent Release Sealants
C1257 Test Method for Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants
C1442 Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
D2202 Test Method for Slump of Sealants
D2203 Test Method for Staining from Sealants
D2377 Test Method for Tack-Free Time of Caulking Compounds and Sealants
D2452 Test Method for Extrudability of Oil- and Resin-Base Caulking Compounds
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
UNSPSC Code 31200000(Adhesives and sealants)