Firestone 2016S Bonding Adhesive (2016S)
The Firestone 2016S Bonding Adhesive is a sprayable solvent-based contact adhesive. It is designed specifically for bonding Firestone RubberCover EPDM membranes to approved insulations. These can also include wood, metal, masonry and other acceptable substrates.
Surfaces receiving the adhesive must be clean, smooth and dry. They should also be free of sharp edges, loose and foreign materials, oil, grease, and other contaminants.
The mating surface should be cleaned with a brush or clean rag, if required.
Remove any moisture or contaminants from the surface prior to applying.
Restore the adhesive to 10°C – 25°C before use if the product has been exposed to temperatures below 10°C for a prolonged period. This will allow the adhesive to regain the appropriate viscosity.
Roll or shake the canister 1 to 2 minutes prior to use. This improves the mixing of the components and is recommended if it has been stored at temperatures below 10°C. It isn’t necessary to shake the aerosol can.
Test on a piece of scrap membrane prior to starting.
Application temperatures may vary between 5°C and 30°C. At temperatures below 5°C the adhesive may become too thick. This could result in an insufficient quantity of adhesive being sprayed on the surface. The condensation risk also increases at temperatures below 5°C.
At temperatures above 30°C and when the membrane surface is exposed to direct sunlight, the adhesive may dry too quickly. Work in smaller sections and always check for tackiness before mating.
At high temperatures, protect the Firestone 2016S Bonding Adhesive canister and hose from direct sunlight and keep the canister inside the carton. If the canister or the hose heats up, this may negatively affect the spraying pattern. Allow the adhesive to flash off until tacky prior to mating the surfaces. Test the adhesive for its dryness using the touch-push test procedure.
Excellent resistance to aging
Good resistance to heat and cold
Store at moderate temperatures (15°C-25°C) in a dry, well-ventilated area. Do not store at less than 5°C to avoid the product becoming unusable.
Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame.
Protect from direct sunlight and do not expose Firestone 2016S Bonding Adhesive to temperatures exceeding 30°C. If necessary, use an insulated box to maintain the product at moderate temperatures during transport to the job site, before and during application. This will assure the appropriate viscosity, efficiency and quality of the adhesive. Do not pierce or burn the cans. Always carry the canister, even when in its carton, by its handle located at the top of the canister.
Do not manipulate or carry the carton by its sides or corners because the canister may drop through the bottom of the carton.
12 months can be expected if stored correctly. Verify production date on each pail. Shelf life will be reduced if exposed to lower or higher temperatures as mentioned above. Shelf life information is only a recommendation. The real expiration date highly depends on the method of storage and handling.