Significance and Use
5.1 The intended use of this guide is to provide a high level summary of relevant test methods and performance criteria of aerosol foam sealants that can be helpful in identifying material properties and suitable applications. Use of this guide can be leveraged to further understand how foam sealant materials can be expected to perform and are positioned for intended use by manufacturers in the marketplace.
5.2 This guide is limited in scope and does not cover all possible end use applications. Consult the Aerosol Foam Sealant Manufacturer for specific performance capability, third party reports, or International Code Council evaluation reports.
1.1 This guide covers the general use of aerosol polyurethane and aerosol latex foams extruded from pressurized containers intended for building envelope air barrier sealant and adhesive applications in building construction. It also provides an overview of associated standards and test methods that quantify key physical properties that are useful to design professionals, engineers, specifiers, and end users.
1.2 Currently two main foam sealant types are applicable to this practice, single component polyurethane and latex types.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. SI units provided are 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific safety considerations see Section .
FIG. 2 Interior Door Perimeters of Exterior Doors, Gaps/Holes (General), and Subfloor Adhesive
FIG. 3 Skylight Perimeters, Joints, and Insulated Concrete Forms
FIG. 4 Commercial Window Interior Perimeters, Sealing Joints of Rigid Insulation, and Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
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.