Ideal for professionals and staff new to the world of adhesive and sealant testing with basic information on commonly used physical property tests used in a wide range of applications and market areas. Learn why testing is done and what questions to consider in planning a test program. Determine how to choose the right testing methods and conditions according to predetermined objectives, including testing for substrates, environment, and applied stresses. Gain a better understanding and familiarity with test methods, standards organizations and specifications that play an important role in meeting customer requirements.
- Learn the basics of adhesive and sealants testing and common physical property tests
- Understand the reasons for testing and how this drives the choice of tests and conditions
- Learn about factors that affect the choice of tests and what questions need to be asked
- Gain knowledge on testing nomenclature, types of tests, and references to test methods and standards for physical property tests on adhesives and sealants
- Learn about test equipment, what it looks like, sample preparation
- Understand the basics of reporting results and what can be done with results to determine significance or convey meaning
- Choosing the right test
- Sources of Test Methods
- Setting up the test program
- Common and Specialized Test Equipment
- Sample Preparations and Conditioning
- Physical Property Tests
- What to do with the test results
- Common Standards for Reference
Dave McCann is Director of Research and Development at Chemsultants. He manages the laboratory responsible for contract research and development, problem solving, physical and analytical testing. He spent the last 24 years in pressure sensitive adhesives base materials. Most of the last 20 years was spent in support of customers through technical service and new application development, helping them solve problems and choose the right product for their application. Dave obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Dayton.