• Description for 3M 396

    A polyester film tape for adhering to polyesters, polyethylenes and many other difficult-to-adhere-to surfaces.

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    Application Type Super Bond, Repair
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Film tape, Film tape
    Substrate polyethylenes, polyesters, Steel
    Industry Splicing a variety of difficult-to-hold materials, Splicing large photographic acetate transparencies., Splicing Dupont’s Tyvek® material, Splicing manila board during die-cutting, Splicing polyester conveyor belts
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Rubber-resin
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Clear
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Thermal resistance
  • Technical Data for 3M 396

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape - Film tape
      • Film - Film tape
    • Substrate
      • Steel
      • Polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) - polyethylenes
      • Polyester - polyesters
      • Other - many other difficult-to-adhere-to surfaces
    • Industry
      • Industrial - Reinforcing Dupont’s Tyvek® material, Repairing Dupont’s Tyvek® material, Sealing a variety of difficult-to-hold materials, Repairing a variety of difficult-to-hold materials, Reinforcing a variety of difficult-to-hold materials, Holding a variety of difficult-to-hold materials
      • Splicing - Splicing a variety of difficult-to-hold materials, Splicing Dupont’s Tyvek® material, Splicing manila board during die-cutting, Splicing polyester conveyor belts
      • Printing and Graphics - Splicing large photographic acetate transparencies.
      • Other - End-tabbing Lycra® material., Repairing and reinforcing high-wear areas of rip-stop nylon., Holding polyethylene barrel liners in place.
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Rubber-resin
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Specifications
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 140 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 43 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Abrasion Resistance abrasion resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Thermal resistance
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 140 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Store under normal conditions of 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) and 40 to 50% R.H. in the original carton.
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
43 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, at Break, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
140 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
140 % D-3759 (at Break)