Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D4796-88(2004)

Standard Test Method for Bond Strength of Thermoplastic Traffic Marking Materials

Significance and Use

The function of this test method is to provide numerical instrumental results indicating the cohesive or adhesive, or both, bond strength of thermoplastic traffic marking to a specified cement brick substrate.

The use of this test method allows the user and manufacturer to control the quality of the product and make inferences about the performance of the thermoplastic traffic marking product. Results from these tests also provide information helpful in researching and developing thermoplastic traffic marking materials.

Strict adherence to the procedures outlined is necessary for precision of the test method. Under no conditions should the bond strength be accepted unless there is conformance to 9.14. Precise results are obtained only when one steel block is epoxied to the thermoplastic traffic marking on the cement brick.

FIG. 1 Bond Strength Testing Apparatus


1.1 This test method provides an instrumental means for the determination of thermoplastic traffic marking material bond strengths using cement bricks and steel cubes.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.44
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D4796-88R04
ICS Code: 93.080.20