ASTM D1084 - 08

    Standard Test Methods for Viscosity of Adhesives

    Active Standard ASTM D1084 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    Several test methods are noted for viscosity determination of Newtonian and near Newtonian flow characteristics. (For adhesives not fitting into this category, Test Method D 2556 should be considered.) Four test methods are covered as follows:

    Method A is applicable only to adhesives that will deliver 50 mL in a steady uninterrupted stream from one of the cups described in Section 5.

    Method B is intended for measuring the viscosity of adhesives covering a range from 0.05 Pa · s to 200 Pa · s
    (50 to 200 000 cP) and is limited to materials that have or approach Newtonian flow characteristics.

    Method C is intended primarily as a control method for determining the viscosity of adhesives that have or approach Newtonian flow characteristics.

    Method D is intended primarily as a control method for determining the viscosity of materials that have an equivalent viscosity no greater than approximately 3000 cP and is limited to materials that have or approach Newtonian flow characteristics.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the viscosity of free-flowing adhesives.

    1.1.1 The limitation of this test method to self-leveling adhesives eliminates thixotropic and plastic materials whose viscosity is a function of the rate of stirring and previous history of the adhesive.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values 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.


    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

    D88 Test Method for Saybolt Viscosity

    D115 Test Methods for Testing Solvent Containing Varnishes Used for Electrical Insulation

    D562 Test Method for Consistency of Paints Measuring Krebs Unit (KU) Viscosity Using a Stormer-Type Viscometer

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D1200 Test Method for Viscosity by Ford Viscosity Cup

    D1545 Test Method for Viscosity of Transparent Liquids by Bubble Time Method

    D1601 Test Method for Dilute Solution Viscosity of Ethylene Polymers

    D2556 Test Method for Apparent Viscosity of Adhesives Having Shear-Rate-Dependent Flow Properties

    ISO Document

    ISO2555 Plastics -- Resins in the Liquid State or as Emulsions or Dispersions -- Determination of Apparent Viscosity by the Brookfield Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1084-08

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