Accession Number : AD0704262

Title :   TENSILE STRESS-STRAIN BEHAVIOR OF FLEXIBILIZED EPOXY ADHESIVE FILMS.

Descriptive Note : Forest Service research paper,

Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS

Personal Author(s) : Simpson,W. T. ; Soper,V. R.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Films of several flexibilized epoxy adhesives were cast and the tensile stress- trainbehavior was determined. The modulus of elasticity, maximum tensile stress,strain at failure and work to failure were measured. The maximum stress and themodulus of elasticity decreased in an approximately linear manner with flexibilizercontent. A POLYSULFIDE FLEXIBILIZER DEFINITELY INCREASED VALUES FOR BOTH STRAINAT FAILURE AND WORK TO FAILURE. Polyamide, flexible epoxy and mercaptan-terminated polybutadiene flexibilizers showed very little effect on strain at failure and work to failure. hese results demonstrate that the mechanical properties of epoxy adhesives can be manipulated. If the required mechanical performance for a specific end use can be defined, it should be possible to engineer a suitable epoxy formulation for specific use. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*EPOXY RESINS, *ADHESIVES), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE