Elastomeric Construction Adhesives: Influence of Solvent Retention on Strength


  • P. R. Steiner
  • J. F. Manville


Adhesives, styrene-butadiene adhesive, adhesive strength, shear strength development


Solvent retention for a styrene-butadiene elastomeric construction adhesive was determined by gas-liquid chromatography and compared to shear strength development during a 5-month cure period at ambient temperature. Both low (hexanes) ahd high boiling (toluene) solvents were found to be present and strength development was directly related to solvent losses.


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