ASTM F2468 - 05(2011)

    Standard Classification for Specifying Silicone Adhesives and Sealants for Transportation Applications

    Active Standard ASTM F2468 | Developed by Subcommittee: F03.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.02


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    Significance and Use

    The purpose of this classification system is to provide a method of adequately identifying silicone adhesives and sealants through the use of a line call-out designation.

    This classification system was designed to permit the addition of property values for future silicone adhesives and sealants.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This classification covers silicone adhesives and sealants intended for but not limited to sealing and retaining metallic and nonmetallic component assemblies in transportation applications. The materials cure to an elastomeric state by their specified cure system and mechanism.

    Note 1—The classification system may serve many of the needs of industries using silicone materials. This classification is subject to revision, as the need requires; therefore, the latest revision should always be used.

    1.2 This classification is intended to be a means of classifying silicone materials. It is not intended for engineering design purposes.

    1.3 It is not the intent of this classification to include pressure-sensitive or hot-melt adhesives.

    1.4 In all cases in which the provisions of this classification system would conflict with the referenced ASTM standard for a particular method, the latter shall take precedence.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this classification. 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

    C679 Test Method for Tack-Free Time of Elastomeric Sealants

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D573 Test Method for Rubber--Deterioration in an Air Oven

    D618 Practice for Conditioning Plastics for Testing

    D624 Test Method for Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers

    D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D1002 Test Method for Apparent Shear Strength of Single-Lap-Joint Adhesively Bonded Metal Specimens by Tension Loading (Metal-to-Metal)

    D1053 Test Methods for Rubber Property--Stiffening at Low Temperatures: Flexible Polymers and Coated Fabrics

    D1084 Test Methods for Viscosity of Adhesives

    D1349 Practice for Rubber--Standard Temperatures for Testing

    D1415 Test Method for Rubber Property--International Hardness

    D1566 Terminology Relating to Rubber

    D1898 Practice for Sampling of Plastics

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness

    D3182 Practice for Rubber--Materials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets

    D4800 Guide for Classifying and Specifying Adhesives

    SAE Standard

    SAEJ369 Flammability of Polymeric Interior Materials--Horizontal Test Method

    UL Standard

    UL94 Flammability


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 55.040 (Packaging materials and accessories); 71.100.55 (Silicones)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/F2468-05R11

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