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]



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.[2][3]


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.[4]



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  2. ^ "MSDS - LePage® PL Premium 100% Polyurethane Construction Adhesive". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19.
  3. ^ "MSDS for LN-606 HIGH TACK PANEL ADHESIVE" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  4. ^ "ASTM C557 - 03(2009)e1 Standard Specification for Adhesives for Fastening Gypsum Wallboard to Wood Framing". Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  5. ^ 6. ATSDR. "Asbestos Toxicity: Where Is Asbestos Found? | ATSDR - Environmental Medicine & Environmental Health Education - CSEM". Retrieved 2019-06-07.