ASTM-D6958 Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Side-Bonding Potential of Wood Coatings

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Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Side-Bonding Potential of Wood Coatings



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1.1 These test methods describe an evaluation procedure for the determination of undesirable side-bonding of coatings for wood flooring. They provide two mechanical properties tests for the quantitative determination of the cohesive strength of wood coatings (tensile and lap shear).

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method was originally designed as a means of quantitatively measuring the level of adhesion of the wood-wood interface caused by a wood coatings system applied to the substrate. The tensile test is useful in measuring bonding strength of coatings, such as gymnasium coatings, in which the wood strip flooring primarily expands or contracts in response to changes across the cross-sectional width of the strip floor.

4.2 This test method was further designed as a means of measuring the side-bonding potential of wood coating systems.


coating; cohesive strength; elongation; finishes; gapping; shear strength; side-bonding; spread rate; tensile strength; wood flooring;

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

04.10 (Wood)

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79.080 (Semi-manufactures of timber Including parquet, wood paving, handles, etc.)

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Oct. 22, 2020

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Test Method

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6 pages

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