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Handling Guidelines / 5 Phases of Green Strength

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Product Features

  • NORDOT® Adhesives are one-part, high “green strength” (grab), curing urethanes that contain solvent.

  • NORDOT® Adhesives are easy to use; have superior fresh and salt water resistance and long-term exterior durability.

Technical Information

Technical Data of NORDOT® Adhesive products with VOC, temperature range and viscosity.

 Note The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store product in a well-ventilated place.   Keep container tightly closed. Do not store containers in direct sunlight, hot desert like or other high heat conditions as the increase in internal pressure from heat may cause the containers to rupture.  When stored at the recommended conditions in original, unopened containers, will be replaced if it hardens within six months of the date of manufacture.  However, the shelf life may be significantly longer.

Handling/Application Information

Directions for Use

  1. Surface Preparation: Surfaces must be clean, dry and dust free. Wiping with a solvent such as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)* or acetone will aid in removing oil and dirt.

  2. Application: Apply a uniform coat as specified by product.

  3. Drying Time: Allow adhesive to dry until tacky (typically about 15 minutes depending on temperature, humidity, etc.).  Please see installation guidelines for the 5 Phases of NORDOT Adhesive.

  4. Bonding: When the adhesive dries to the Stage 3 or Stage 4, combine the surfaces using firm pressure to ensure good contact.  Use a weighted roller where appropriate.

  5. Cleanup: Excess adhesive may be removed with a solvent such as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK),* or acetone while the adhesive is still wet.

*Note: When using solvents, extinguish all ignition sources and follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use.

Precautionary Information

Refer to Product Label and Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information before using this product. For additional health and safety information, call 1-908-233-6803 or in case of emergency contact CHEMTREC (USA) at (800) 424-9300.

Safety Recommendations

  • Keep away from heat / sparks / open flames

  • Provide adequate ventilation.  Where reasonably practiced, this be achieved using local exhaust ventilation and good general extraction.  When not sufficient to maintain concentration of particulates and any vapor below occupational exposure limits suitable respiratory protection must be worn.

  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes by wearing overalls, chemical resistant gloves, and safety glasses


The technical information, guidance, and other statements contained in this document or otherwise provided by Synthetic Surfaces Inc® are based upon records, tests, or experience that Synthetic Surfaces Inc.® believes to be reliable, but the accuracy, completeness, and representative nature of such information is not guaranteed.

NORDOT Adhesives® is intended for people with knowledge and technical skills sufficient to assess and apply their own informed judgment to the information. No license under Synthetic Surfaces Inc® (SSI) intellectual property rights is granted or implied with this information. Many factors beyond SSI’s control and uniquely within user’s knowledge and control can affect the use and performance of a SSI product in a particular application. As a result, customer is solely responsible for evaluating the product and determining whether it is appropriate and suitable for customer’s application, including conducting a workplace hazard assessment and reviewing all applicable regulations and standards (e.g., OSHA, ANSI, etc.). Failure to properly evaluate, select, and use a SSI product and appropriate safety products, or to meet all applicable safety regulations, may result in injury, sickness, death, and/or harm to property.

The information and statements contained herein are believed to be correct.  However, since SSI has no control over method of the application, conditions during application, environment where used, or surfaces to which our products are applied, there is no warranty expressed or implied.  The buyer should first determine if the product is fit for their particular purpose.  Purchase of material is not permission or recommendation to use in violation of patents or laws.  Prerequisite for sale of our products is that the buyer purchases at their own risk and with no liability to us.

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