Soudabond TIMBER - Joint & Joist PU Wood Adhesive Foam

Soudabond TIMBER is a revolutionary HIGH-YIELD, fast-curing polyurethane (PU) adhesive, specifically engineered for heavy-duty bonding in the construction industry.

This innovative product stands out for its ability to collapse into an adhesive gel upon application, ensuring high strength and fast bonding of wood sheet materials. Its unique formulation fills small irregularities in subfloor decking, effectively preventing squeaky floors.

Remarkably, one can of Soudabond TIMBER offers the equivalent coverage of up to 12 traditional adhesive cartridges, making it an economical and time-efficient solution for a wide range of building applications.

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Soudabond TIMBER is a revolutionary HIGH-YIELD, fast-curing polyurethane (PU) adhesive, specifically engineered for heavy-duty bonding in the construction industry.

This innovative product stands out for its ability to collapse into an adhesive gel upon application, ensuring high strength and fast bonding of wood sheet materials. Its unique formulation fills small irregularities in subfloor decking, effectively preventing squeaky floors.

Remarkably, one can of Soudabond TIMBER offers the equivalent coverage of up to 12 traditional adhesive cartridges, making it an economical and time-efficient solution for a wide range of building applications.

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Key Features of Soudal Soudabond TIMBER

✔️ High yield with one can covering up to 25 traditional adhesive cartridges, saving material costs.

✔️ Fast curing formula accelerates project timelines and improves efficiency.

✔️ High strength bonding provides durable and robust adhesion suitable for heavy-duty applications.

✔️ Effectively fills gaps in subfloor decking to prevent movement and noise.

✔️ Economical by reducing application time and costs by up to 25% compared to traditional adhesives.

 

Full Product Description

Soudabond TIMBER represents a significant advancement in adhesive technology. This high-yield, polyurethane-based adhesive is specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern construction projects. It offers a fast-curing solution that immediately collapses into a gel upon application, ensuring a strong, durable bond.

The high-yield formula of Soudabond TIMBER provides far greater coverage compared to traditional adhesives, with one can replacing up to 25 cartridges of conventional adhesive or 25kg of traditional mortar-based adhesive. This feature translates to substantial cost and time savings, reducing installation times by up to 25%.

Soudabond TIMBER is adept at filling small imperfections in subfloor decking, which is crucial in preventing the occurrence of squeaky floors. The adhesive is also highly effective at low temperatures, maintaining an excellent initial bond, a critical factor in many construction environments.

The product is versatile and can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, from as low as -15°C to as high as +35°C. Its limited post-expansion ensures fast and precise installation, essential for subfloors and other horizontal construction applications.

Environmentally conscious, Soudabond TIMBER is solvent-free and resistant to a variety of solvents, paints, and chemicals. It does not age or rot and is resistant to mould and mildew, though it is not UV resistant. Additionally, it is water-resistant (but not watertight) and can adhere to moist or frozen lumber.

Tested according to ASTM D3498, Soudabond TIMBER sticks to most common building materials including timber, decking, plywood, OSB, treated wood, concrete, masonry, and metals, ensuring its suitability for a wide range of applications.

 

Product Benefits:

  • High Yield: One can provides coverage equivalent to up to 25 traditional adhesive cartridges, leading to significant savings in material costs.

  • Fast Curing: Accelerates project timelines with its quick-setting formula.

  • High Strength Bonding: Ensures durable and robust bonding, suitable for heavy-duty applications.

  • Prevents Squeaky Floors: Effectively fills gaps in subfloor decking to prevent movement and noise.

  • Economical: Saves up to 25% in application time and costs compared to traditional adhesives.

  • Temperature Resilient: Maintains bonding effectiveness in a broad range of temperatures.

  • Limited Post-Expansion: Allows for precise and controlled application, essential for accurate installations.

  • Environmentally Conscious: Solvent-free formulation, resistant to ageing, rot, mould, and mildew.

  • Versatile Adhesion: Binds to a wide array of building materials, enhancing its utility across numerous construction scenarios.

  • Water-Resistant: Suitable for use in environments where moisture is present.

 

Typical Applications

  • Subfloor Decking: Ideal for bonding wood sheet materials, preventing squeaks and ensuring a firm, stable floor.

  • Horizontal Construction: Applicable for a wide range of horizontal construction needs, ensuring strong, durable bonds.

  • Timber Bonding: Perfect for heavy-duty bonding of all types of wood, including treated and untreated varieties.

  • Building Material Adhesion: Effectively sticks to common materials such as concrete, masonry, and metals, broadening its application scope.

  • Low-Temperature Environments: Its efficacy at low temperatures makes it suitable for use in cooler climates or during winter construction.

 

When using Soudabond TIMBER High-Yield PU Adhesive, it is crucial to follow detailed instructions to ensure optimal results. This guide provides comprehensive steps covering substrate suitability, surface preparation, application method, and cleaning, ensuring the efficient and effective use of the product.

 

Substrate Suitability:

Soudabond TIMBER is compatible with a variety of substrates, including plywood, lumber (whether frozen, moist, or treated), OSB, particle board, concrete, metals, masonry, stone, AAC-bricks, and plaster.

However, it is important to note that this adhesive is not suitable for use on substrates with a water film, standing water, or materials like PE, PP, PTFE, and silicone.

To ensure the best results, all substrates should undergo a compatibility and adhesion test before application.

 

Surface Preparation:

Prior to application, ensure that the adhesive surfaces are stable, clean, and free of contaminants such as grease, oils, or separating agents. It's essential to cover adjacent areas to protect them from soiling, particularly in windy conditions.

For indoor use, maintain good ventilation as the product is flammable during dispensing.

Personal protective equipment, such as goggles and gloves, should be worn for safety.

 

Application Method:

Begin by securely attaching the can to the Foam Applicator Gun, ensuring a tight fit. Shake the gun with the valve pointing downwards for approximately 30 seconds, mixing the contents thoroughly for optimum adhesive quality and yield. For extended periods of non-use, re-shaking is necessary to maintain adhesive quality. Adjust the adhesive bead diameter using the gun's adjusting screw, bearing in mind that the emptier the can, the more the screw needs to be opened.

The adhesive should be applied in uniform beads of 1-2cm onto the mounting studs, maintaining a 1-2 cm distance between the gun nozzle and the substrate. Once applied, place the subfloor decking onto the gel adhesive within 20 minutes. Avoid removing and reapplying panels as it significantly reduces the adhesive strength.

In conditions of high temperature and low humidity, you can accelerate curing by lightly spraying the adhesive bead with water. After setting the panels, secure them with mechanical fasteners while maintaining pressure.

 

Optimal Temperatures for Use:

The can temperature should ideally be between +5°C and +25°C, with an optimal range of +15°C to +25°C. If necessary, slowly bring the can to the optimal temperature using cool or lukewarm water. The surface temperature range for application is between -15°C and +35°C.

 

Cleaning:

For cleaning, use Soudafoam Gun & Foam Cleaner or Swipex Cleaning Wipes before the adhesive cures. After curing, the adhesive can only be removed mechanically or with the use of Soudal Cured PU Foam Remover.

Q) What is Soudabond Timber PU Wood Adhesive Foam?

A) Soudabond Timber is a high-yield, fast-curing polyurethane adhesive foam designed for heavy-duty bonding applications in the construction industry. It transforms into an adhesive gel upon application, ensuring high strength and quick bonding of wood sheet materials. Its unique formulation is capable of filling small irregularities in substrates, such as subfloor decking, effectively preventing squeaky floors.

 

Q) How does Soudabond Timber differ from traditional adhesives?

A) Unlike traditional adhesives that may require multiple cartridges or mixing, Soudabond Timber offers superior coverage with one can replacing up to 25 cartridges of conventional adhesive. It cures rapidly, significantly reducing installation times by up to 25%, and its gel formulation fills gaps to prevent floor squeaks, offering a stronger, more durable bond even at low temperatures.

 

Q) What are the key benefits of using Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber provides extensive coverage, fast curing for accelerated project timelines, high-strength bonding suitable for heavy-duty applications, and effectively prevents squeaky floors. It is economical, reducing application time and costs, temperature resilient, environmentally friendly with a solvent-free formulation, versatile in adhesion, and water-resistant.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used in low-temperature environments?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is effective at low temperatures, maintaining an excellent initial bond from as low as -15°C to as high as +35°C. This makes it suitable for use in cooler climates or during winter construction projects.

 

Q) What are the typical applications for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber is ideal for bonding wood sheet materials in subfloor decking, horizontal construction needs, heavy-duty timber bonding including treated and untreated wood, and adhering to common building materials such as concrete, masonry, and metals.

 

Q) How is Soudabond Timber applied?

A) To apply Soudabond Timber, attach the can to a Foam Applicator Gun and shake well for approximately 30 seconds. Apply in uniform beads onto the substrate, and place the subfloor decking or wood material onto the gel adhesive within 20 minutes. For best results, do not remove and reapply panels as it can significantly reduce adhesive strength.

 

Q) What types of wood can Soudabond Timber bond?

A) Soudabond Timber can bond a wide variety of wood types, including plywood, lumber (whether frozen, moist, or treated), OSB, and particle board. Its strong bonding capabilities make it versatile for numerous wood construction applications.

 

Q) Is Soudabond Timber water-resistant?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is water-resistant, making it suitable for use in environments where moisture is present. However, it is not watertight and should not be used in applications where it will be continuously exposed to water.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber adhere to materials other than wood?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber can adhere to a broad range of building materials including timber, decking, plywood, OSB, treated wood, concrete, masonry, and metals. This versatility enhances its utility across numerous construction scenarios.

 

Q) What are the storage and handling recommendations for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. The can temperature for optimal use is between +5°C and +25°C. For indoor use, ensure good ventilation as the product is flammable during dispensing, and always wear protective goggles and gloves for safety.

 

Q) How does Soudabond Timber contribute to preventing squeaky floors?

A) Soudabond Timber's formulation is designed to fill small irregularities in subfloor decking, ensuring a firm and stable floor. By filling these gaps, it prevents movement and noise, effectively eliminating squeaky floors.

 

Q) What is the curing time for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber skin forms in approximately 20 minutes, with full curing achieved in about 24 hours under standard conditions. This rapid curing process accelerates project timelines and allows for faster progression through construction phases.

 

Q) How should surfaces be prepared before applying Soudabond Timber?

A) Surfaces should be stable, clean, and free of contaminants such as grease, oils, or separating agents. Cover adjacent areas to protect them from soiling, especially in windy conditions. This ensures optimal adhesion and a clean work environment.

 

Q) How does the limited post-expansion feature of Soudabond Timber benefit installation?

A) The limited post-expansion of Soudabond Timber ensures precise and controlled application, crucial for accurate installations. This feature helps in maintaining the integrity of the bond during the curing process, resulting in a more stable and secure construction without the risk of misalignment or deformation of materials.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used on frozen lumber?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is effective in adhering to frozen lumber, making it highly suitable for construction projects in cold climates or during winter months. Its formulation ensures a strong initial bond, maintaining effectiveness even at temperatures as low as -15°C.

 

Q) How can Soudabond Timber save time and costs in construction projects?

A) By providing the equivalent coverage of up to 25 traditional adhesive cartridges with just one can, Soudabond Timber significantly reduces the material and labor costs associated with adhesive application. Its fast curing time further accelerates project timelines, saving up to 25% in application time compared to traditional adhesives.

 

Q) What is the shear strength of Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber has demonstrated a shear strength of 1.95 N/mm² on dry lumber and 4.05 N/mm² on frozen lumber, according to ASTM D3498. This indicates a strong and durable bond that can withstand significant stress and load, making it suitable for heavy-duty bonding applications.

 

Q) How should Soudabond Timber be cleaned from surfaces or tools?

A) For cleaning uncured Soudabond Timber, use Soudafoam Gun & Foam Cleaner or Swipex Cleaning Wipes. Once cured, the adhesive can only be removed mechanically or with Soudal Cured PU Foam Remover. Prompt cleaning of spills or overspray ensures a neat and professional finish.

 

Q) Is Soudabond Timber resistant to mould and mildew?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is resistant to mould and mildew, contributing to the long-term durability and integrity of the bonded structures. This resistance makes it an ideal choice for applications where moisture may be present, ensuring the health and safety of indoor environments.

 

Q) What safety precautions should be taken when using Soudabond Timber?

A) When using Soudabond Timber, wear protective goggles and gloves to avoid skin and eye contact. Ensure good ventilation in indoor settings to mitigate flammability risks during dispensing. Covering adjacent areas to protect against soiling and adhering to the product's application guidelines are also crucial for safe use.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used for vertical applications?

A) While primarily designed for horizontal construction applications such as subfloor decking, Soudabond Timber's adhesive properties and limited post-expansion make it suitable for vertical applications where a strong, durable bond is required. However, its use in vertical applications should be assessed based on the specific requirements of the project.

 

Q) How does temperature affect the application of Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, from -15°C to +35°C, making it versatile for different climates and seasons. The can temperature for optimal use should ideally be between +5°C and +25°C, and the adhesive's performance is optimized when the surface temperature falls within this range.

 

Q) What are the moisture resistance capabilities of Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber has demonstrated a moisture resistance of 2.18 N/mm² according to ASTM D3498, indicating its ability to maintain a strong bond in environments where moisture is present. While water-resistant, it is not designed for applications where it will be submerged or exposed to continuous water flow.

 

Q) How does Soudabond Timber handle temperature extremes post-application?

A) Once cured, Soudabond Timber is resistant to temperatures ranging from -40°C to +90°C, and it can withstand temperatures up to +120°C for a maximum of 1 hour. This broad temperature resistance ensures the adhesive's performance and durability across various environmental conditions and applications.

 

Q) What substrates are not suitable for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber is not suitable for use on substrates with a water film, standing water, or materials like PE, PP, PTFE, and silicone. To ensure the best results, a compatibility and adhesion test is recommended before application on any substrate.

 

Q) How does the fast-curing feature of Soudabond Timber enhance construction projects?

A) The fast-curing feature of Soudabond Timber significantly enhances construction projects by allowing for quicker progression through various phases. It sets rapidly, forming a skin in approximately 20 minutes and achieving full curing in about 24 hours. This accelerated curing process enables faster installation of subfloors and other construction elements, reducing downtime and facilitating earlier completion of projects.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used in conjunction with mechanical fasteners?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber can be used in conjunction with mechanical fasteners. After applying the adhesive and setting the panels in place, securing them with mechanical fasteners while the adhesive cures can provide additional stability and strength. This combination ensures a robust and durable construction that can withstand significant loads and stresses.

 

Q) How environmentally friendly is Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber is an environmentally conscious choice for construction projects. Its solvent-free formulation reduces the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contributing to a healthier environment. Additionally, its resistance to aging, rot, mould, and mildew extends the life of bonded structures, minimizing waste and the need for repairs or replacements.

 

Q) What precautions should be taken when storing Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures to preserve its quality. The cans should be kept upright to prevent leakage and ensure the adhesive remains ready for use. Proper storage conditions help maintain the foam's consistency and adhesive properties, ensuring it performs as expected when applied.

 

Key Features of Soudal Soudabond TIMBER

✔️ High yield with one can covering up to 25 traditional adhesive cartridges, saving material costs.

✔️ Fast curing formula accelerates project timelines and improves efficiency.

✔️ High strength bonding provides durable and robust adhesion suitable for heavy-duty applications.

✔️ Effectively fills gaps in subfloor decking to prevent movement and noise.

✔️ Economical by reducing application time and costs by up to 25% compared to traditional adhesives.

 

Full Product Description

Soudabond TIMBER represents a significant advancement in adhesive technology. This high-yield, polyurethane-based adhesive is specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern construction projects. It offers a fast-curing solution that immediately collapses into a gel upon application, ensuring a strong, durable bond.

The high-yield formula of Soudabond TIMBER provides far greater coverage compared to traditional adhesives, with one can replacing up to 25 cartridges of conventional adhesive or 25kg of traditional mortar-based adhesive. This feature translates to substantial cost and time savings, reducing installation times by up to 25%.

Soudabond TIMBER is adept at filling small imperfections in subfloor decking, which is crucial in preventing the occurrence of squeaky floors. The adhesive is also highly effective at low temperatures, maintaining an excellent initial bond, a critical factor in many construction environments.

The product is versatile and can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, from as low as -15°C to as high as +35°C. Its limited post-expansion ensures fast and precise installation, essential for subfloors and other horizontal construction applications.

Environmentally conscious, Soudabond TIMBER is solvent-free and resistant to a variety of solvents, paints, and chemicals. It does not age or rot and is resistant to mould and mildew, though it is not UV resistant. Additionally, it is water-resistant (but not watertight) and can adhere to moist or frozen lumber.

Tested according to ASTM D3498, Soudabond TIMBER sticks to most common building materials including timber, decking, plywood, OSB, treated wood, concrete, masonry, and metals, ensuring its suitability for a wide range of applications.

 

Product Benefits:

  • High Yield: One can provides coverage equivalent to up to 25 traditional adhesive cartridges, leading to significant savings in material costs.

  • Fast Curing: Accelerates project timelines with its quick-setting formula.

  • High Strength Bonding: Ensures durable and robust bonding, suitable for heavy-duty applications.

  • Prevents Squeaky Floors: Effectively fills gaps in subfloor decking to prevent movement and noise.

  • Economical: Saves up to 25% in application time and costs compared to traditional adhesives.

  • Temperature Resilient: Maintains bonding effectiveness in a broad range of temperatures.

  • Limited Post-Expansion: Allows for precise and controlled application, essential for accurate installations.

  • Environmentally Conscious: Solvent-free formulation, resistant to ageing, rot, mould, and mildew.

  • Versatile Adhesion: Binds to a wide array of building materials, enhancing its utility across numerous construction scenarios.

  • Water-Resistant: Suitable for use in environments where moisture is present.

 

Typical Applications

  • Subfloor Decking: Ideal for bonding wood sheet materials, preventing squeaks and ensuring a firm, stable floor.

  • Horizontal Construction: Applicable for a wide range of horizontal construction needs, ensuring strong, durable bonds.

  • Timber Bonding: Perfect for heavy-duty bonding of all types of wood, including treated and untreated varieties.

  • Building Material Adhesion: Effectively sticks to common materials such as concrete, masonry, and metals, broadening its application scope.

  • Low-Temperature Environments: Its efficacy at low temperatures makes it suitable for use in cooler climates or during winter construction.

 

When using Soudabond TIMBER High-Yield PU Adhesive, it is crucial to follow detailed instructions to ensure optimal results. This guide provides comprehensive steps covering substrate suitability, surface preparation, application method, and cleaning, ensuring the efficient and effective use of the product.

 

Substrate Suitability:

Soudabond TIMBER is compatible with a variety of substrates, including plywood, lumber (whether frozen, moist, or treated), OSB, particle board, concrete, metals, masonry, stone, AAC-bricks, and plaster.

However, it is important to note that this adhesive is not suitable for use on substrates with a water film, standing water, or materials like PE, PP, PTFE, and silicone.

To ensure the best results, all substrates should undergo a compatibility and adhesion test before application.

 

Surface Preparation:

Prior to application, ensure that the adhesive surfaces are stable, clean, and free of contaminants such as grease, oils, or separating agents. It's essential to cover adjacent areas to protect them from soiling, particularly in windy conditions.

For indoor use, maintain good ventilation as the product is flammable during dispensing.

Personal protective equipment, such as goggles and gloves, should be worn for safety.

 

Application Method:

Begin by securely attaching the can to the Foam Applicator Gun, ensuring a tight fit. Shake the gun with the valve pointing downwards for approximately 30 seconds, mixing the contents thoroughly for optimum adhesive quality and yield. For extended periods of non-use, re-shaking is necessary to maintain adhesive quality. Adjust the adhesive bead diameter using the gun's adjusting screw, bearing in mind that the emptier the can, the more the screw needs to be opened.

The adhesive should be applied in uniform beads of 1-2cm onto the mounting studs, maintaining a 1-2 cm distance between the gun nozzle and the substrate. Once applied, place the subfloor decking onto the gel adhesive within 20 minutes. Avoid removing and reapplying panels as it significantly reduces the adhesive strength.

In conditions of high temperature and low humidity, you can accelerate curing by lightly spraying the adhesive bead with water. After setting the panels, secure them with mechanical fasteners while maintaining pressure.

 

Optimal Temperatures for Use:

The can temperature should ideally be between +5°C and +25°C, with an optimal range of +15°C to +25°C. If necessary, slowly bring the can to the optimal temperature using cool or lukewarm water. The surface temperature range for application is between -15°C and +35°C.

 

Cleaning:

For cleaning, use Soudafoam Gun & Foam Cleaner or Swipex Cleaning Wipes before the adhesive cures. After curing, the adhesive can only be removed mechanically or with the use of Soudal Cured PU Foam Remover.

Q) What is Soudabond Timber PU Wood Adhesive Foam?

A) Soudabond Timber is a high-yield, fast-curing polyurethane adhesive foam designed for heavy-duty bonding applications in the construction industry. It transforms into an adhesive gel upon application, ensuring high strength and quick bonding of wood sheet materials. Its unique formulation is capable of filling small irregularities in substrates, such as subfloor decking, effectively preventing squeaky floors.

 

Q) How does Soudabond Timber differ from traditional adhesives?

A) Unlike traditional adhesives that may require multiple cartridges or mixing, Soudabond Timber offers superior coverage with one can replacing up to 25 cartridges of conventional adhesive. It cures rapidly, significantly reducing installation times by up to 25%, and its gel formulation fills gaps to prevent floor squeaks, offering a stronger, more durable bond even at low temperatures.

 

Q) What are the key benefits of using Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber provides extensive coverage, fast curing for accelerated project timelines, high-strength bonding suitable for heavy-duty applications, and effectively prevents squeaky floors. It is economical, reducing application time and costs, temperature resilient, environmentally friendly with a solvent-free formulation, versatile in adhesion, and water-resistant.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used in low-temperature environments?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is effective at low temperatures, maintaining an excellent initial bond from as low as -15°C to as high as +35°C. This makes it suitable for use in cooler climates or during winter construction projects.

 

Q) What are the typical applications for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber is ideal for bonding wood sheet materials in subfloor decking, horizontal construction needs, heavy-duty timber bonding including treated and untreated wood, and adhering to common building materials such as concrete, masonry, and metals.

 

Q) How is Soudabond Timber applied?

A) To apply Soudabond Timber, attach the can to a Foam Applicator Gun and shake well for approximately 30 seconds. Apply in uniform beads onto the substrate, and place the subfloor decking or wood material onto the gel adhesive within 20 minutes. For best results, do not remove and reapply panels as it can significantly reduce adhesive strength.

 

Q) What types of wood can Soudabond Timber bond?

A) Soudabond Timber can bond a wide variety of wood types, including plywood, lumber (whether frozen, moist, or treated), OSB, and particle board. Its strong bonding capabilities make it versatile for numerous wood construction applications.

 

Q) Is Soudabond Timber water-resistant?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is water-resistant, making it suitable for use in environments where moisture is present. However, it is not watertight and should not be used in applications where it will be continuously exposed to water.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber adhere to materials other than wood?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber can adhere to a broad range of building materials including timber, decking, plywood, OSB, treated wood, concrete, masonry, and metals. This versatility enhances its utility across numerous construction scenarios.

 

Q) What are the storage and handling recommendations for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. The can temperature for optimal use is between +5°C and +25°C. For indoor use, ensure good ventilation as the product is flammable during dispensing, and always wear protective goggles and gloves for safety.

 

Q) How does Soudabond Timber contribute to preventing squeaky floors?

A) Soudabond Timber's formulation is designed to fill small irregularities in subfloor decking, ensuring a firm and stable floor. By filling these gaps, it prevents movement and noise, effectively eliminating squeaky floors.

 

Q) What is the curing time for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber skin forms in approximately 20 minutes, with full curing achieved in about 24 hours under standard conditions. This rapid curing process accelerates project timelines and allows for faster progression through construction phases.

 

Q) How should surfaces be prepared before applying Soudabond Timber?

A) Surfaces should be stable, clean, and free of contaminants such as grease, oils, or separating agents. Cover adjacent areas to protect them from soiling, especially in windy conditions. This ensures optimal adhesion and a clean work environment.

 

Q) How does the limited post-expansion feature of Soudabond Timber benefit installation?

A) The limited post-expansion of Soudabond Timber ensures precise and controlled application, crucial for accurate installations. This feature helps in maintaining the integrity of the bond during the curing process, resulting in a more stable and secure construction without the risk of misalignment or deformation of materials.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used on frozen lumber?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is effective in adhering to frozen lumber, making it highly suitable for construction projects in cold climates or during winter months. Its formulation ensures a strong initial bond, maintaining effectiveness even at temperatures as low as -15°C.

 

Q) How can Soudabond Timber save time and costs in construction projects?

A) By providing the equivalent coverage of up to 25 traditional adhesive cartridges with just one can, Soudabond Timber significantly reduces the material and labor costs associated with adhesive application. Its fast curing time further accelerates project timelines, saving up to 25% in application time compared to traditional adhesives.

 

Q) What is the shear strength of Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber has demonstrated a shear strength of 1.95 N/mm² on dry lumber and 4.05 N/mm² on frozen lumber, according to ASTM D3498. This indicates a strong and durable bond that can withstand significant stress and load, making it suitable for heavy-duty bonding applications.

 

Q) How should Soudabond Timber be cleaned from surfaces or tools?

A) For cleaning uncured Soudabond Timber, use Soudafoam Gun & Foam Cleaner or Swipex Cleaning Wipes. Once cured, the adhesive can only be removed mechanically or with Soudal Cured PU Foam Remover. Prompt cleaning of spills or overspray ensures a neat and professional finish.

 

Q) Is Soudabond Timber resistant to mould and mildew?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber is resistant to mould and mildew, contributing to the long-term durability and integrity of the bonded structures. This resistance makes it an ideal choice for applications where moisture may be present, ensuring the health and safety of indoor environments.

 

Q) What safety precautions should be taken when using Soudabond Timber?

A) When using Soudabond Timber, wear protective goggles and gloves to avoid skin and eye contact. Ensure good ventilation in indoor settings to mitigate flammability risks during dispensing. Covering adjacent areas to protect against soiling and adhering to the product's application guidelines are also crucial for safe use.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used for vertical applications?

A) While primarily designed for horizontal construction applications such as subfloor decking, Soudabond Timber's adhesive properties and limited post-expansion make it suitable for vertical applications where a strong, durable bond is required. However, its use in vertical applications should be assessed based on the specific requirements of the project.

 

Q) How does temperature affect the application of Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber can be applied in a wide range of temperatures, from -15°C to +35°C, making it versatile for different climates and seasons. The can temperature for optimal use should ideally be between +5°C and +25°C, and the adhesive's performance is optimized when the surface temperature falls within this range.

 

Q) What are the moisture resistance capabilities of Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber has demonstrated a moisture resistance of 2.18 N/mm² according to ASTM D3498, indicating its ability to maintain a strong bond in environments where moisture is present. While water-resistant, it is not designed for applications where it will be submerged or exposed to continuous water flow.

 

Q) How does Soudabond Timber handle temperature extremes post-application?

A) Once cured, Soudabond Timber is resistant to temperatures ranging from -40°C to +90°C, and it can withstand temperatures up to +120°C for a maximum of 1 hour. This broad temperature resistance ensures the adhesive's performance and durability across various environmental conditions and applications.

 

Q) What substrates are not suitable for Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber is not suitable for use on substrates with a water film, standing water, or materials like PE, PP, PTFE, and silicone. To ensure the best results, a compatibility and adhesion test is recommended before application on any substrate.

 

Q) How does the fast-curing feature of Soudabond Timber enhance construction projects?

A) The fast-curing feature of Soudabond Timber significantly enhances construction projects by allowing for quicker progression through various phases. It sets rapidly, forming a skin in approximately 20 minutes and achieving full curing in about 24 hours. This accelerated curing process enables faster installation of subfloors and other construction elements, reducing downtime and facilitating earlier completion of projects.

 

Q) Can Soudabond Timber be used in conjunction with mechanical fasteners?

A) Yes, Soudabond Timber can be used in conjunction with mechanical fasteners. After applying the adhesive and setting the panels in place, securing them with mechanical fasteners while the adhesive cures can provide additional stability and strength. This combination ensures a robust and durable construction that can withstand significant loads and stresses.

 

Q) How environmentally friendly is Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber is an environmentally conscious choice for construction projects. Its solvent-free formulation reduces the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contributing to a healthier environment. Additionally, its resistance to aging, rot, mould, and mildew extends the life of bonded structures, minimizing waste and the need for repairs or replacements.

 

Q) What precautions should be taken when storing Soudabond Timber?

A) Soudabond Timber should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures to preserve its quality. The cans should be kept upright to prevent leakage and ensure the adhesive remains ready for use. Proper storage conditions help maintain the foam's consistency and adhesive properties, ensuring it performs as expected when applied.

 

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