The Chemistry of Adhesives

Sponsored by Natural Stone Institute
1 AIA LU/Elective; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Relate the chemistry and appropriate physical properties of available structural adhesive and aesthetic repair materials used in the fabrication, installation, and durable repair of natural stone and masonry structures.
  2. Distinguish between the many varieties of adhesive and patching chemistries, with emphasis on identifying the relative strengths and weaknesses of each; and stress awareness of the various safety, environmental, and transportation hazards associated with each type of material.
  3. Recognize best practices for fabricating, adhering, and patching natural stone and masonry materials, highlighting the importance of selecting the appropriate materials for the application, and ensuring sustainable ideas for employee and owner/end-user safety.
  4. Learn the appropriate techniques for surface preparation to ensure the proper care and performance of the adhesive or patching compound

This course is part of the Natural Stone Academy

Participants will be exposed to the large variety of products used for fabrication, installation, and restoration applications within the natural stone industry. The various chemistries will be discussed, with a focus on the advantages and limitations of each. The process whereby one chooses a particular product for a specific application and substrate will be reviewed.

Chem Adhesives

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The Chemistry of Adhesives- Definition of Adhesives

The Chemistry of Adhesives- Adhesive Properties

Chemistry of Adhesives- Practical Applications
This test is no longer available for credit
Originally published in November 2019