For every component, accessory, and substrate on your project it is important to understand sealant performance. It has been shown that it is not as simple as grouping sealant chemistries together, and assuming results. Vast differences have been reported within chemistry classifications. Further, it is important to understand both adhesion AND compatibility for all these interfaces related to the sealant application. Testing must be done for each of these interfaces.
- Review sealant chemistries and the part they play in sealant selection
- Understand the importance of proper installation and how it can affect performance
- Investigate sealant failures, and understand the causes behind these
- Gain knowledge of a variety of questions that need to be answered to choose the right product for the right application