This is the first edition of CSA O112.9, Evaluation of adhesives for structural wood products (exterior exposure).
This Standard specifies requirements for evaluating adhesives used to bond solid wood materials in structural wood products designed for exterior applications.
The requirements of this Standard are based on procedures for evaluating the resistance of adhesives to
(a) shear caused by compression loading, under both wet and dry conditions;
(b) delamination during accelerated exposure to wetting and drying; and
(c) deformation under static shear loading during exposure to heat, high humidity, or combined heat and high humidity.
This Standard does not apply to adhesives intended for below-ground, ground-contact, or marine service applications.
The appropriateness of this Standard for assessing the effects of chemical treatments of wood on adhesive performance is not considered.
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