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Fastening Seaboard®


Generally, Seaboard® is a difficult product to adhere to itself or other substrates due to the low surface energy of HDPE. Two adhesive systems are proven effective: two-part epoxy and two-part acrylic systems. Lap shear strength values of greater than 1,000 psi have been achieved. Seaboard® has been successfully bonded to itself, wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and gelcoat.

A clean, dry, and oil-free surface is required for good bonding. Always follow the adhesive manufacturer's recommended procedures and test a small piece before starting production. Recommended adhesives are DP 8005 and DP 8010; both are manufactured by 3M™.

Screwing, Nailing & Stapling

Fastening Seaboard® can be accomplished using all types of screws. A course thread deck screw yields good holding power. Seaboard® has been tested according to ASTM 1761. The screw pull is 1,134 pounds.

Seaboard® can also be fastened using nails and staples.

Title: Fastening Seaboard®
Description: Information on fastening Seaboard to itself or other substrates.
Published: 5/22/2008
Last Edited: 1/4/2023
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