Testing is an extremely critical function in the adhesive and sealant industry for several reasons. One cannot reliably predict the characteristics of the joint based solely on parameters of the adhesive, substrate, and joint design. Therefore, testing is necessary to confirm expectations.

This white paper, written by Edward M. Petrie reviews the importance of testing in the adhesive and sealant industry and why it is a necessary cost that must be dealt with by both the adhesive formulator and end-user. It discusses the importance of standardised test method as well as looking at the process of designing an adequate test program.

Topics Covered:

  • Necessity of Adhesive Testing
  • Importance of Standardised Testing
  • Fundamental Material Property Tests
  • Standadised Test Method to Determine Performance
  • Designing a Test Program