ASTM D6004 - 04(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Determining Adhesive Shear Strength of Carpet Adhesives

    Active Standard ASTM D6004 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.70

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

    In selecting or developing a carpet adhesive, it is critical to have knowledge regarding how well the adhesive will bond to the desired underlayment. Shear loading simulates a common failure mode.

    The test method determines the failure shear load for the test adhesive and specific underlayment combination.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure to measure shear strength development for adhesives used to bond carpet adhesives to selected underlayments.

    1.2 This test method provides a quantitative means of measuring and recording shear strength of the adhesive when it is applied to the desired underlayment.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    E4 Practices for Force Verification of Testing Machines

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    Voluntary Product Standards


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6004-04R11

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