Significance and Use
The type and amount of solvent used in these sealants can sometimes give rise to surface bubbling and blistering problems. The substrate used, whether porous or nonporous, will also have an effect. Although blistering is often caused by misapplication, this test method is useful in differentiating between a sealant that develops an acceptably smooth surface and one that may have blistering tendencies.
1.1 This test method covers determination of the degree of bubble formation or surface blistering in one-part, elastomeric solvent-release type sealants when exposed to elevated temperatures.
1.2 The subcommittee with jurisdiction is not aware of any similar ISO standard.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C717 Terminology of Building Seals and Sealants
D1191 Test Method for Concrete Joint Sealers
bubbling; elastomeric; solvent-release sealant; Appearance of materials; Blistering; Bubble test; Elastomeric seals/sealants; Solvent-release sealants; Surface analysis--building construction materials/insulation; Surface blistering; Temperature tests--building materials; Weathering (sealants);
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.
Citing ASTM Standards
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