The Chemistry of Adhesives

Sponsored by Natural Stone Institute

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

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

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

Photo courtesy of ABC Worldwide Stone

The Chemistry of Adhesives- Definition of Adhesives

The Chemistry of Adhesives- Adhesive Properties

Chemistry of Adhesives- Practical Applications

 

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Originally published in November 2019

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