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Part II Chapter 3. Adhesion Properties


Equally critical as thermal properties to the field performance of fire resistive materials are their adhesion properties. This chapter presents ongoing research at NIST to accurately and adequately assess the adhesion characteristics of these materials, both as applied and following environmental aging.

(1) Comparison of Subcritical Adhesion Test Methods: The Shaft-loaded Blister Test vs. the Wedge Test (8 pages of text, 19.5K of figures)

(2) A Materials Science-Based Approach to Characterizing Fire Resistive Materials (pdf document)

(3) An Adhesion Test Method for Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials (pdf document)

Go to Part III: General Porous Materials Chapter 1: Introduction

Go back to Part II Chapter 2. Thermophysical Properties


(1) E.P. O'Brien and C.C. White, submitted to the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives (2005).

(2) D.P. Bentz, C.C. White, K.R. Prasad, D.R. Flynn, D.R. Hunston, and K.T. Tan, Journal of ASTM International, 6(5), 2009.

(3) K.T. Tan, C.C. White, and D.L. Hunston, Fire and Materials, 35, 245-259, 2011.



Created July 20, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019