Armstrong Flooring Resilient Adhesives Freeze/Thaw Stability Chart

ProductFreeze/Thaw Stability
Flip Spray AdhesiveKeep From Freezing
S-185Keep From Freezing
S-195Freeze/Thaw Stable to 10 Degrees F
S-202Keep From Freezing
S-288Freeze/Thaw Stable to 10 Degrees F
S-500 Seam Coating KitKeep From Freezing
S-515Freeze/Thaw Stable to 10 Degrees F
S-580Keep From Freezing
S-599Freeze/Thaw Stable to 10 Degrees F
S-693Keep From Freezing
S-725Freeze/Thaw Stable to 10 Degrees F
S-750Keep From Freezing
S-761Keep From Freezing
Keep From Freezing = Cannot go below 32 Degrees F (0 Degrees C)
Freeze/Thaw Stable to 10 Degrees F = Cannot go below 10 Degrees F (-12 Degrees C)
Freeze/Thaw Stable = Can go below 10 Degrees F (-12 Degrees C)

While some adhesives are freeze/thaw stable, it is still necessary to protect from excessively low temperatures and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.

Freeze/thaw stable products are designed to resist damage from freezing, but must still be treated with care. That’s why we recommend shipping in heated trucks and using heated storage. These adhesives can usually be thawed and still retain their performance characteristics if the temperature has not dropped below 10° F (-12° C). Below that temperature, they can be damaged too badly to be used.

Never apply heat directly to frozen products. Instead, thaw the adhesive at 72° F (22° C) for 12 to 24 hours. Visually inspect the adhesive and stir in the container. If no strings are evident, and the adhesive appears to be smooth and creamy, it can be used.

It is the handling characteristics of the adhesive which are affected by freezing and not the bonding characteristics. To assure proper handling and performance, adhesives should be stored at 65° F (18° C) or higher for at least 24 hours before using.

Updated on October 18, 2022