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Performance of Tape-Bonded Seams of EPDM Membranes: Resistance to Peel-Creep

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Author(s)

Walter J. Rossiter Jr, M Vangel, K M. Kraft

Abstract

This paper provides a summary of the major results of an industry-government consortium study on the creep resistance of tape-bonded seams of EPDM roof membranes. The study was undertaken to compare the creep-rupture performance of tape-bonded and liquid-adhesive-bonded seams of EPDM roof membranes and to recommend a protocol for evaluating the creep-rupture performance of such seams. The results showed that specimen sets fabricated using one of two tape-adhesive systems and cleaned, primed EPDM had mean peel times-to-failure that were generally comparable to, if not greater than, those of liquid-adhesive-bonded specimen sets. Based on the results, ASTM Technical Committee DO8 on Roofing, Waterproofing, and Bituminous Materials issued Standard Practice for Time-to-Failure (Creep-Rupture) of Adhesive Joints Fabricated From EPDM Roof Membrane Material.
Conference Dates
May 30-June 3, 1999
Conference Location
Vancouver, CA
Conference Title
International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components

Keywords

adhesive tapes, adhesive testing, building technology, creep resistance, EPDM roof membranes, roofing, seams, time-to-failure

Citation

Rossiter, W. , Vangel, M. and Kraft, K. (1999), Performance of Tape-Bonded Seams of EPDM Membranes: Resistance to Peel-Creep, International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Vancouver, CA (Accessed June 15, 2024)

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Created June 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017