ASTM D6004 - 20

    Standard Test Method for Determining Adhesive Shear Strength of Resilient Flooring and Carpet Adhesives

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

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.06


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    Significance and Use

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

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

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a procedure to measure shear strength development for adhesives used to bond resilient flooring and carpet adhesives to selected substrates.

    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 substrate.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    D907 Terminology of Adhesives

    D8089 Practice for Accelerated Heat Aging for Floor Covering 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


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31201601(Chemical adhesives)


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D6004-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6004-20, Standard Test Method for Determining Adhesive Shear Strength of Resilient Flooring and Carpet Adhesives, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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