This document gives guidelines to select, by means of delamination-resistance tests, adhesive/wood combinations for use in wood products placed in severe environments, in which the products are exposed to extreme change of temperature and humidity. A series of exposure cycles at various temperature and humidity values is provided to verify that the adhesive selected, or a product bonded with the adhesive, meets the necessary requirements for resistance to delamination.
This document is intended to help the user not only to select a suitable adhesive, but also to evaluate adhesives and adhesively bonded wood products.
NOTE When actual wood products are tested using this method, the test results might not be comparable because the test laboratory do not normally have had adequate control over the way the product was assembled.
This document is not intended for use in the qualification of structural components.