Significance and Use
8.1 This specification covers two types and three grades of latex sealants as described in Section that are formulated for general caulking and sealing operations in building construction. It should be recognized by the user that not all sealants meeting this specification are suitable for all applications and all substrates. It is essential, therefore, that the type and grade be specified for proper description of a sealant. Test methods relate to special standard substrates of glass, wood and aluminum. If tests are required using substrates in addition to or other than standard, they should be so specified for testing.
8.2 Refer to Guide for information on the proper use of sealants meeting this specification.
1.1 This specification covers one component latex sealants used for sealing joints in building construction.
1.2 A sealant meeting the requirements of this specification shall be classified by the manufacturer to be one of the types and grades defined in Section .
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound in parenthesis are provided for information purposes only.
1.4 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 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. , of this Specification:
Note 1: Currently, there is no ISO standard similar to this specification.
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.