ASTM's adhesives standards are helpful in the evaluation and testing of adhesives. Adhesives standards allow various companies worldwide to test adhesives and their components. These adhesives can have different properties depending on their volatile and non-volatile contents. The standards help to identify these properties which include viscosity, adhesion, shear strength, and shear modulus. The adhesives are utilized to form bonds or joints between adherend materials which can be metal, wood, or plastic. The standards also help to identify adhesive bond or joint mechanical properties which include strength, creep, fracture, and fatigue. The different effects of environmental factors on adhesive bonds and joints are also evaluated. The adhesives standards are instrumental in determining various applications of adhesives such as in electrical insulation, sealing materials, and materials used in lumber products and floor systems.
List of adhesive standards developed by ASTM:
Adhesive Material Classification System
Adhesives for Plastics
Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Archive Adhesives
Metal Bonding Adhesives
Other standards developed by ASTM committees: