ASTM C1518 - 04(2009)

    Standard Specification for Precured Elastomeric Silicone Joint Sealants

    Active Standard ASTM C1518 | Developed by Subcommittee: C24.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    Abstract

    This specification describes the properties of applied, flat shaped precured elastomeric silicone joint sealants that bridge joint openings and are adhered to joint substrates utilizing a liquid applied silicone adhesive sealant to seal building openings such as panel joints, metal flashing joints, or other building openings in place of conventional liquid applied sealants. Seals are applied in three different configurations, as follows: as a bridge joint, the seal is applied flat on the surface to cover a joint opening; as a beveled bridge joint, the seal is applied on the beveled edge of a substrate to bridge a joint opening.; as a U-joint, the seal is applied in a U-configuration within a joint. Seals are classified into Movement Classes on the basis of movement capability, and Tear Class on the basis of tear propagation. Seals should adhere to specified requirements as to stability, color and texture, application, adhesion and cohesion, and movement, modulus, and tear characteristics.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 Precured elastomeric silicone joint sealants, hereinafter referred to as seal, are manufactured in flat, cured, extruded shapes and are primarily used to span joint openings in construction. This specification describes the properties of applied, flat shaped precured elastomeric silicone joint sealants, hereinafter referred to as applied seal, that bridge joint openings and are adhered to joint substrates utilizing a liquid applied silicone adhesive sealant, specified by the manufacturer, hereinafter referred to as adhesive to construction substrates, to seal building openings such as panel joints, metal flashing joints, or other building openings in place of conventional liquid applied sealants.

    1.2 Seals are applied in three different configurations:

    1.2.1 As a bridge joint, the seal is applied flat on the surface to cover a joint opening. See Fig. 1.

    1.2.2 As a beveled bridge joint, the seal is applied on the beveled edge of a substrate to bridge a joint opening. See Fig. 2.

    1.2.3 As a U-joint, the seal is applied in a U-configuration within a joint. See Fig. 3.

    1.3 This specification is for a flat extruded shape. A three-dimensional shape used at a joint cross section or termination is being considered for future inclusion in the specification.

    1.4 An applied seal meeting the requirements of this specification shall be designated by the manufacturer as to movement class and tear class as described in Section 5.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in brackets are for information only.


    FIG. 1 Bridge Joint Configuration


    FIG. 2 Beveled Bridge Joint Configuration


    FIG. 3 U-Joint Configuration


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants

    C1442 Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus

    C1523 Test Method for Determining Modulus, Tear and Adhesion Properties of Precured Elastomeric Joint Sealants

    D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber

    G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.060 (Rubber)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31133710(Silicone sealant)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1518-04R09

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