ASTM D7888 - 13

    Standard Practice for Evaluating Adhesive and the Effects of Plasticizer Found Within Polyvinyl Chloride-Backed Floor Coverings

    Active Standard ASTM D7888 | Developed by Subcommittee: D14.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    ASTM D7888

    Significance and Use

    4.1 Plasticizer migration is detrimental to many adhesives, including hot melts, which could be possibly used in conjunction with PVC backed flooring materials, whether resilient or textile, broadloom, tile or plank. This practice can be used as an indicator to determine if plasticizers in the flooring material are compatible with proposed installation adhesive(s).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard will provide a qualitative means to determine the potential effects of plasticizers contained within polyvinyl chloride (PVC) floor covering materials on a specific adhesive.

    1.2 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.

    1.3 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

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    F141 Terminology Relating to Resilient Floor Coverings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.180 (Adhesives); 97.150 (Non-textile floor coverings)

    DOI: 10.1520/D7888

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