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1.1 This test method covers procedures for determining the breaking force of glass fiber mesh following their conditioning in an alkali solution. The method is applicable to glass fiber mesh used in Class PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) with base coats that contain portland cement as an ingredient.
1.2 Breaking force is expressed both as force per unit width of mesh and as a percentage of the breaking force of the mesh that has not been exposed to alkali conditioning.
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.
D76 Specification for Tensile Testing Machines for Textiles
D579 Specification for Greige Woven Glass Fabrics
D5035 Test Method for Breaking Force and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method)
Other DocumentsEIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) Guideline Specification for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), Class PB
ICS Number Code 81.040.20 (Glass in building)
UNSPSC Code 72152102(Exterior insulation and finishing service)
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ASTM E2098-00, Standard Test Method for Determining Tensile Breaking Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforcing Mesh for Use in Class PB Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS), after Exposure to a Sodium Hydroxide Solution, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.orgBack to Top