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ASTM C972-00(2011)

Standard Test Method for Compression-Recovery of Tape Sealant

Standard Test Method for Compression-Recovery of Tape Sealant
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Significance and Use

Tape sealants are tacky, deformable solids used under compression between two or more surfaces of similar or dissimilar materials in a variety of sealing applications. This procedure presents an indication of the compression recovery characteristics of preformed tapes.


1.1 This test method describes a laboratory procedure for determining compression-recovery characteristics of tape sealant.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 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.

Note 1—There are no ISO standards similar or equivalent to this ASTM standard.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.07
Developed by Subcommittee: C24.20
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/C0972-00R11
ICS Code: 91.100.50