Solventless adhesives do not require heat or pressure to provide sound joints, and therefore, have proved useful in railway engineering for they are amenable to site application. Two types of adhesive in particular have permitted these advances: polyesters and epoxides. A sleeper which has been made good with epoxide resin mortar is illustrated. Repair of E4 concrete sleepers under chaired track is carried out by displacing the sleeper and drilling holes, so that fastenings may be made good by using a polyester resin to secure rubber inserts in the concrete. Resins have been used to repair manganese steel crossings. Limitations on the use of adhesives for fixing chairs and baseplates to concrete sleepers appeared to be the difficulty of surface preparation of the metal, large glue line thickness, and low resistance to impact and peeling forces of the adhesives used. Cable hangers have been attached to a tunnel wall using an epoxide adhesive.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Perrett, M E
  • Publication Date: 1966-11-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 861-65
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037834
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM