SHELF LIFE

ABS Cement has a shelf life of two years from date on bottom of can.

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ABS Cement (Yellow) - Medium Bodied

DESCRIPTION

Black Swan ABS Cement - Yellow is a yellow, medium bodied, medium to fast set, high strength ABS solvent cement used to join ABS pipe and fittings. For all classes and schedules through 6" diameter. Do not use primer of any kind on ABS pipe and fittings when making joints. ABS Cement is most effective when used in temperature ranges from 40°F to 100°F.


SHELF LIFE

ABS Cement has a shelf life of two years from date on bottom of can.


STANDARDS AND APPROVALS

ABS Cement meets ASTM D-2235 and is listed by NSF International for use on sewer and drain, waste & vent systems. Meets SCAQMD Rule 1168/316A or BAAQMD Method 40. IAPMO listed. In using this Low VOC product, the user can claim credit for LEED Green Building Rating System. Meets CSA B181.1. for use in non-pressure installations for drain, waste, and vent applications.


PACKAGING

ABS Cement is available in 1/4 pint, 1/2 pint, pint, quart and gallon containers. Larger sizes available upon request. On sizes smaller than one gallon there is a dauber in each container to facilitate application of cement.


SPECIFICATIONS

Color : Yellow

Resin: ABS

Specific Gravity : .89 ± .04 @ 20°C

Brookfield Viscosity : Minimum 500 cP @ 73°± 2°F (23° ± 1° C)

VOC : ˂ 325 g/l


GENERAL DIRECTIONS ON MAKING A SOLVENT CEMENT JOINT

Examine cement before using. If jelled, discard. Do not use Primer to thin out cement.

  1. Cut pipe square and deburr. Clean and dry joining
  2. Check dry Pipe should easily go 1/4 to 3/4 of the way into the pipe fitting. Fit should be snug.
  3. Use a suitable applicator at least 1/2 size of the pipe diameter; for larger sizes use brush or
  4. Apply a full, even layer of cement on the pipe equal to the depth of Coat the fitting socket with a medium layer. Avoid excess and puddling. If necessary, apply a second, full layer on pipe. Cement should fill all gaps.
  5. On bell end pipe, do not coat beyond socket depth or allow cement to run beyond bell.
  6. Assemble quickly while cement is If not wet, re-coat parts before assembly. Ensure pipe bottoms into fitting socket. Twist 1/8 to 1/4 turn; avoid push-out and allow for initial set, hold for about 30 seconds. Wipe off excess.
  7. Allow 15 minutes for good handling strength and 2 hours cure time for temperature above 60ºF (16ºC) before pressure testing up to 180 psi. For pipe sizes over 2”, higher pressure, or temperatures below 60ºF (16ºC), allow longer cure time. For more information, read Black Swan Set and Cure Time
  8. Pressure test often so as to eliminate possible large

SUGGESTIONS FOR MAKING A SOLVENT CEMENT JOINT IN HOT AND COLD WEATHER


PROBLEMS IN HOT WEATHER

Often, in working with pipe in hot weather, direct rays of the sun may cause surface temperature of pipe to rise to as much as 150º F. which is the approximate boiling point of the cement. When cement is applied to such hot surfaces, solvent will evaporate and be gone before any etching action can begin on pipe surface or before pipe can be slipped into fitting socket.


SUGGESTIONS FOR CEMENTING PIPE IN HOT WEATHER

  1. Cool pipe by wiping with a damp cloth. Evaporation of moisture from pipe surface will lower its temperature several degrees. Dry before applying
  2. Wipe pipe with Black Swan's PRIMER. Evaporation of the primer will cool the surface of the pipe and fitting and will also start the etching
  3. Keep ends of pipe shaded from hot sun before cementing. Keep fittings shaded also.
  4. Get pipe into fittings as quickly as possible after applying

PROBLEMS IN COLD WEATHER

In extremely cold weather it takes a much longer time period for the cement to work. Also, snow and moisture can make it more difficult to make a successful joint.


SUGGESTIONS FOR CEMENTING PIPE IN COLD WEATHER

  1. Keep cement and primer in a warm area prior to use. Make sure cement is
  2. Assemble as many joints as possible in a heated work
  3. Clean pipe and fitting thoroughly. Remove all traces of
  4. Be patient. It can take 5 times longer for cement to set up in cold weather.
  5. Never apply heat to a joint to speed up the drying action. This may cause the solvents to evaporate improperly and a successful joint may not be
  6. Use Black Swan's All Weather PVC Cement. This product is very well suited for cold weather

INITIAL SET TIMES ON BLACK SWAN SOLVENT CEMENTS

Temperature Range

Pipe Sizes

1/2" to 1-1/4"

Pipe Sizes 1-1/2" to

3"

Pipe Sizes 3-1/2" to

8"

Pipe Sizes 10" to

15"

Pipe Sizes

15"+

60º - 100ºF

15 min.

30 min.

60 min.

2 hrs.

4 hrs.

40º - 60ºF

1 hr.

2 hrs.

4 hrs.

8 hrs.

16 hrs.

0º - 40ºF

3 hrs.

6 hrs.

12 hrs.

24 hrs.

48 hrs.

  1. Set time is defined as the amount of time needed before a joint can be carefully
  2. Cement goes through three stages during it's working life-thin syrup stage, thick and doughy stage and solid stage. During the thin syrup stage, the pipe and fitting are placed together and the initial bond is being made between the pipe, cement and fitting. The second stage is where the solvents are starting to evaporate from the cement and the bonding process is continuing. It is during this thick and doughy stage that the joint should not be moved. At this point the joint is weak and movement could break the connection. And, because the cement is too thick it won't be able to flow back into place to make the connection again. The solid stage is where all the solvents in the cement have evaporated and the joint will be ready for handing and
  3. Set times given are estimates. There are many variables that enter into the set times and the end user must make the final

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF JOINTS MADE PER VOLUME OF CEMENT BY PIPE SIZE

PIPE SIZES

PINT

QUART

GALLON

1/2"

150

300

1200

3/4"

100

200

800

1"

60

120

480

1-1/2"

45

90

360

2"

30

60

240

3"

20

40

160

4"

15

30

120

6"

5

10

40

8"

2

4

16

10”

1-2

2-3

8-12


SHIPPING INFORMATION ON SOLVENT CEMENTS


GALLON, 5 GALLON and 55 GALLON DRUMS

Shipping Name - Adhesives, Containing a Flammable Liquid

Hazardous - Yes

Hazard Class - 3

I.D. Number - UN1133

Packing Group - II

Freight Class - 55

Label Required - Flammable Liquid


1/4 PINTS, 1/2 PINTS, PINTS, AND QUARTS

Shipping Name - Consumer Commodity

Hazardous - No

Hazard Class - ORM-D

I.D. Number - UN1133

Freight Class - 55

Label Required None



UPC Number and Carton Information

STOCK NO.

SIZE

UPC NUMBER

CARTON CUBIC FEET

07300

1/4 pt.

0 54647 07300 2

.222

07305

1/2 pt.

0 54647 07305 7

.385

07310

pt.

0 54647 07310 1

.376

07315

qt.

0 54647 07315 6

.711

07320

gal.

0 54647 07320 0

1.000