Adhesive Compounds

Aerospace adhesive standards are applicable to the use of adhesive and sealant materials in aerospace vehicles. These standards address the preparation of sealant material specifications and aerospace recommended practices for sealing processes and related activities. For example: the sealing of integral fuel tanks. SAE International (SAE) has several technical committees (.doc download) that contribute to the development of aerospace adhesive standards. These standards are related to adhesives performance in an aerospace application.

SAE AMS 1386A-2004 (SAE AMS1386A-2004)

Compound, Silicone Rubber Remover Aircraft Turbine Engine Components Room Temperature Application

This specification covers a silicone-rubber-remover compound in liquid form of a liquid supplied as a ready-to-use product. This compound has been used typically for removal of silicone rubber adhesive/sealant materials from turbine engine components by immersion at room temperature, but usage is not limited to such applications. This compound shall not be used on steel parts having hardness of 40 HRC or over.

SAE AMS 3692C-1995 (SAE AMS3692C-1995)

Adhesive Compound, Epoxy Resin, High Temperature Application ( Reaffirmed: May 2005 )

This specification covers a two-component adhesive compound, an epoxy resin base and a hardener, in the form of a paste. This compound has been used typically for non-structural bonding of metals and thermosetting plastics, to themselves and to each other, and as an adhesive for electrical components and devices operating at not higher than 260 degrees C (500 degrees F), but usage is not limited to such applications.

SAE AMS 3726E-2011 (SAE AMS3726E-2011)

Shims, Filled Resin Compound ( Stabilized: Aug 2011 )

This document has been declared 'Stabilized' and will no longer be subjected to periodic reviews for currency. Users are responsible for verifying references and continued suitability or technical requirements. New technology may exist. This specification covers filled, thermosetting resin compounds capable of being applied and cured in place between the surfaces of mechanically fastened (joined) structures. These products have been typically used as molded shims during assembly of aircraft components and parts requiring good flatwise compression properties and adhesion to metallic or nonmetallic materials, but usage is not limited to such applications. In most applications, the compound will be required to adhere to only one of the mating surfaces; i.e., the compound is not intended to be an adhesive. Each application should be considered individually.

SAE ARP 5256-1997 (SAE ARP5256-1997)

Mixing Resins, Adhesives and Potting Compounds ( Reaffirmed: Jun 2006 )

This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) describes and gives general guidelines on use and applicability of the standard method for mixing resins, adhesives, and potting compounds. The purpose of this document is to provide a standard method for mixing resins, adhesives, and potting compounds that may be referenced in repair documents produced by airlines or airframe and engine manufacturers. It is intended that this document be one of a number of ARPs that will cover other aspects of the techniques required to perform composite repairs. This will provide a suite of available repair techniques that are acceptable for use throughout the commercial aircraft industry.