ASTM C972 - 00(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Compression-Recovery of Tape Sealant

    Active Standard ASTM C972 | Developed by Subcommittee: C24.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    Significance and Use

    Tape sealants are tacky, deformable solids used under compression between two or more surfaces of similar or dissimilar materials in a variety of sealing applications. This procedure presents an indication of the compression recovery characteristics of preformed tapes.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a laboratory procedure for determining compression-recovery characteristics of tape sealant.

    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 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.

    Note 1—There are no ISO standards similar or equivalent to this ASTM standard.


    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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31200000(Adhesives and sealants)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0972-00R11

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