Accession Number : ADP002434

Title :   Adhesives for Mobile Homes--Response from the Private Sector,

Corporate Author : PFS CORP MADISON WI

Personal Author(s) : Starostovic,E.

Report Date : 25 SEP 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The development of ASTM Standard D-3930, Standard specification for woodbased materials for construction of mobile homes, represents two significant issues. First, it represents the development of a consensus standard specifying end-use requirements for adhesives in the mobile home industry. Second, it represents a response from the Private to the Public sector resulting from a mandate by the Public sector. This standard represents a significant new type of adhesives-related standard. This is not simply a Commodity or Performance Specification standard, but something more. This standard describes the fashion that adhesive, any adhesives, be they phenol-based or elastomer-based, must perform in an end-use that may include not just one type of wood-based product but many types. That end-use is the manufacture of mobile homes. The significance of this is that previously excluded elastomer-based adhesives are not only allowed but are assigned allowable working stress values. This genera of adhesives, while proven valuable for construction purposes in the past, has been excluded from consideration in mobile homes due to restrictive commodity standards.

Descriptors :   *Wood, *Adhesives, *Housing(Dwellings), Mobile, Standards, Requirements, Specifications, Phenols, Elastomers, Performance(Engineering), Structural mechanics, Stress strain relations, Strain(Mechanics), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE