ASTM D5113 - 97(2011)e1

    Standard Test Method for Determining Adhesive Attack on Rigid Cellular Foam

    Active Standard ASTM D5113 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    Rigid foam such as RCPS is used in the building construction industry. Because it is sensitive to certain components contained in adhesives which cause it to dissolve, it is important to have a test method to determine whether an adhesive is compatible with RCPS foam. This test method would help the end user decide which adhesive to use with RCPS foam by quantitatively measuring the amount of cavitation formed by the components contained in the adhesive.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a practical means of measuring the degree of rigid cellular polystyrene (RCPS) foam cavitation damage when an adhesive is used to bond this substrate.

    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

    C578 Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.100 (Cellular materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201608(Foam adhesives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5113-97R11E01

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