ASTM D4498 - 07

    Standard Test Method for Heat-Fail Temperature in Shear of Hot Melt Adhesives

    Active Standard ASTM D4498 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.50

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    ASTM D4498

    Significance and Use

    Heat-fail temperature establishes a limiting temperature above which the adhesive is not to be exposed in service under shear load.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is intended to determine the temperature at which specimens bonded with hot melt adhesive delaminate under static load in shear.

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

    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

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    E28 Test Methods for Softening Point of Resins Derived from Naval Stores by Ring-and-Ball Apparatus

    E145 Specification for Gravity-Convection and Forced-Ventilation Ovens

    E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201609(Hot melt adhesives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4498-07

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