Performance of Tape-Bonded Seams of EPDM Membranes: Resistance to Peel-Creep
Walter J. Rossiter Jr, M Vangel, K M. Kraft
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.
May 30-June 3, 1999
International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
, Vangel, M.
and Kraft, K.
Performance of Tape-Bonded Seams of EPDM Membranes: Resistance to Peel-Creep, International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Vancouver, CA
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