Robert--Very informational. Excellent post. Am I correct in saying the Tg temperature is somewhat like the "triple point" for other materials? Would this be a decent analogy? Also, I'm assuming all adhesives have a Tg temperature. In looking at the adhesives I use and see used on a daily basis, we are very concerned that we apply adhesive to a part and adhere that part to a substrate before that adhesives "skins over". The only way for us to insure compliance with our customers "pull test" requirements.
According to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, one of the factors in the collapse of the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was the reduction in the yield strength of the steel reinforcement as a result of the high temperatures of the fire and the loss of thermal insulation.
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