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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Develops a Guide for Aerosol Foam Sealants with ASTM C24

Posted By ASC, Monday, April 3, 2017
Updated: Saturday, April 1, 2017



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Steve Duren

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"Standard Guide for Product Selection and Delivery Systems for
Aerosol Foam Sealants and Adhesives: ASTM C-1852"


Collaboration between ASC and ASTM increases awareness with new guide on foam sealants

April 3, 2017 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has lead efforts along with manufacturing members of aerosol foam sealants and supply chain partners by developing a new guide document described as a “Standard Guide for Product Selection and Delivery Systems for Aerosol Foam Sealants.”. The Guide was developed with the ASTM C24 Seals and Sealants Committee with a task group within the C24.61 Aerosol Foam Sealants Subcommittee.

The guide will be directed at educating designers, specification writers, purchasing agents and end users on choices available with foam sealant products and the equipment necessary for delivering the product. Companies such as ICP, DAP, Dow Chemical, Clayton Corporation, PFS Corporation and Tremco have actively participated in the process.

“The purpose of the new guide document will be a companion document of the C1620 specification for foam sealants and provide further refinement on the “how to” and “where to use” rather than solely on performance driven attributes, indicates Steve Duren, Senior Director at ASC and ASTM C24.61 a 17 year Subcommittee Member and task group leader.” These products provide a robust dependable solution but most importantly they contribute to energy savings that can now be assessed using test methods and tools like “The Specification for Aerosol Foam Sealants” ASTM C-1620-16 which provides the user a snapshot of 10 product attributes and reports consensus values derived from aerosol foam sealant manufacturers,” indicates Bob Braun Chairman of ASTM C24.61 subcommittee.


The new guide;C1852 will be intended to aid downstream users to better understand the value proposition of aerosol foam sealants and their material properties. The guide document was written with the intent to provide an easy to understand consensus driven document that will provide an overview that is user friendly and focuses on commonly found physical properties of aerosol foam sealants.

The Guide will link these important material attributes to the most common and emerging applications within building and construction. It is also intended to identify the delivery formats in which aerosol foam sealants are supplied to the market and the value that these products play in helping mitigate building water intrusion, bonding of diverse substrate materials and most importantly maintaining the integrity of air barrier properties at critical interfaces within the building envelope. This guide also identifies product limitations in terms of safety considerations and suitable product applications temperatures.

Stakeholders can purchase the new standard HERE.


To learn more about ASC, visit or contact Steve Duren, Sr. Director of Member Services:  or 952-300-8280.




The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 133 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit


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