• Description for 3M 3747

    General purpose • Bonds wide variety of plastics, wood and lightweight metals

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Sticks
    Substrate Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Rigid Vinyl, Wood, Plastics, Flexible foam, Fabric, Paper, Dissimilar Substrates, Lightweight Metals, Coated Cardboard, Thin metal, Chipboard, Uncoated Cardboard , Uncoated chipboard, Douglas fir
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Hot melt, Jet melt
    Cure Method Hot melt
    Viscosity (cPs) 4,100
    Color Tan
    Other Resistance Other Resistance
    Key Specifications FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and/or CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency): Applicable 21 CFR 175.105
  • Technical Data for 3M 3747

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Stick - Sticks
    • Substrate
      • Ceramic
      • Foam - Flexible foam
      • Glass
      • Dissimilar Substrates
      • Metal - Lightweight Metals, Thin metal
      • Plastic - Plastics
      • Vinyl - Rigid Vinyl
      • Wood - Coated Cardboard, Chipboard, Uncoated Cardboard , Uncoated chipboard, Douglas fir
      • Fabric
      • Paper
      • Other - Canvas
    • Industry
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Hotmelt - Hot melt
    • Color
      • Brown - Tan
    • Key Specifications
      • FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and/or CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency): 175.105 - Applicable 21 CFR 175.105
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 351 to 385
    Viscosity (cPs) 4,100 Test Method
    Softening Point (°C) 104, 104 Test Method
    Work / Pot Time (min) 0.75 Test Method
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) 20 Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) 430 Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 750 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Other Resistance Other Resistance Test Method
    Elongation (%) 1,300
    Flexibility Rigid, Flexible
    Other Properties
    Flash Point (°F) 509.0 Test Method
    % Solids (%) 100
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details When stored at the recommended conditions, this product has a shelf life of 2 years after 3M ships the product to a customer or distributor.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 120
    Shelf Life (mon) 24
  • Best Practices for 3M 3747

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    1. Surface Preparation

      Surfacesmust be clean, dry and dust free. Wipe with a solvent such as isopropyl alcohol for plastic, metal and glass substrates to remove oil and dirt.

    2. Application

      3M™Hot Melt Adhesives are designed for application with a 3M™ Hot Melt Applicators. Read and follow the precautions and directions for use in the user’s manual before operating the applicator. 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives are applied at 350-385°F. Adhesives yield approximately 430 linear feet per pound of adhesive when extruded as a 1/8” diameter semi-circular bead. Extruded bead sizes can be customized using 3M™ applicator tips.

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Work / Pot Time Test Methods
Work / Pot Time Test Method
0.75 min 1/8" semicircular bead on non-metallic substrates at 75°F
Softening Point Test Methods
Softening Point Unit Test Method
104°C ASTM E-28-99
104°C ASTM E28-67
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Substrate Test Temperature
430 psi Douglas Fir 22°C
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Temperature
750 psi 22°C
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Substrate Test Temperature
20 piw Canvas bonded to Douglas Fir 22°C
Other Resistance Test Methods
Other Resistance Test Method
Flash Point Test Methods
Flash Point Test Method
265.0°C ASTM D 92-72