ASTM D2095 - 96(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Adhesives by Means of Bar and Rod Specimens

    Active Standard ASTM D2095 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.80

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    Tension tests provide reasonably accurate information with regard to the tensile strength of adhesives. Tensile strength data may be suitable for specification acceptance, service evaluation, manufacturing control, research, and development. Tension tests are not considered significant for applications differing from the test in rate, direction, and type of loading.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the relative tensile strength of adhesives by the use of bar- and rod-shaped butt-joined specimens under defined conditions of preparation, conditioning, and testing. This test method is applicable to the testing of adhesives with various adherend materials in either similar or dissimilar combinations.

    Note 1—An alternative test method for determining the tensile strength of adhesives is Test Method D 897.

    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.


    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

    D897 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Adhesive Bonds

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D2094 Practice for Preparation of Bar and Rod Specimens for Adhesion Tests

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing

    E104 Practice for Maintaining Constant Relative Humidity by Means of Aqueous Solutions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D2095-96R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D2095-96(2008), Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Adhesives by Means of Bar and Rod Specimens, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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