Construction adhesive

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Construction adhesive being used to attach an access panel to drywall. The construction adhesive is in a caulking gun at the top of the image.

Construction adhesive is a general-purpose adhesive used for attaching drywall, tile, molding, and fixtures to walls, ceilings, and floors. It is most commonly available in tubes intended for use with a caulking gun.[1] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that, "Some home insulation and other building materials produced before 1990 contain asbestos."[2]

Properties[edit]

Composition[edit]

There are multiple chemistries for construction adhesives. Common ingredients include clay, cement, acrylic resin, polyurethane monomers, styrene-butadiene rubber, hexane and other nonpolar solvents, and various initiators and functional additives.[3][4]

Standards[edit]

ASTM C557 "Standard Specification for Adhesives for Fastening Gypsum Wallboard to Wood Framing" gives requirements for construction adhesives used for attaching wallboard in building construction.[5]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ "Using construction adhesive for a variety of tasks". www.naturalhandyman.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  2. ^ ATSDR. "Asbestos Toxicity: Where Is Asbestos Found? | ATSDR - Environmental Medicine & Environmental Health Education - CSEM". www.atsdr.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  3. ^ "MSDS - LePage® PL Premium 100% Polyurethane Construction Adhesive".
  4. ^ "MSDS for LN-606 HIGH TACK PANEL ADHESIVE" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  5. ^ "ASTM C557 - 03(2009)e1 Standard Specification for Adhesives for Fastening Gypsum Wallboard to Wood Framing". www.astm.org. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  6. ^ 6. ATSDR. "Asbestos Toxicity: Where Is Asbestos Found? | ATSDR - Environmental Medicine & Environmental Health Education - CSEM". www.atsdr.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-07.