Evaluation of adhesives for structural wood products (limited moisture exposure)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2008|
This Standard specifies requirements for evaluating adhesives used to bond solid wood materials in structural wood products intended for limited moisture exposure applications.
Note: See Annex D for additional information on limited exposure and other moisture exposure categories for structural wood adhesives.
This Standard specifies requirements for evaluating the resistance of adhesives to
(a) shear caused by compression loading, under both dry and re-dry conditions;
(b) delamination during accelerated exposure to wetting and drying; and
(c) deformation under static shear loading during exposure to heat or high humidity.
This Standard is not intended for assessment of the effects of chemical treatments of wood on adhesive performance.
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