• Description for 3M 4432

    Ideal for joining many rough irregular surfaces, and the closed-cell foam can make good water and air seals in certain applications.

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    Application Type Bond, Seal, Hold, Mount
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Foam Tape
    Substrate Vinyl, Foam
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic, Vinyl
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Black, White
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Hydrocarbon solvent
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 66, 93
    Density (g/cm³) 0.560
    Key Specifications TSCA
  • Technical Data for 3M 4432

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape - Foam Tape
    • Substrate
      • Foam
      • Vinyl
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Black
      • White
    • Key Specifications
      • TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) - TSCA
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 70 to 100
    Bond Strength
    Shear Strength (psi) 1000 (g), 250 (g) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 60 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    UV Resistance UV resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 66, 93 Test Method
    Conductivity
    Dielectric Strength (V/mil) 300
    Thermal Conductivity (W/m°K) 0.06
    Hardness
    Flexibility Firm
    Other Properties
    Density (g/cm³) 0.560
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details 18 months from date of manufacture when stored in the original carton at 70°F(21°C) & 50 % Relative Humidity
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 70
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
  • Best Practices for 3M 4432

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    1. Surface Preparation

      To obtain optimum adhesion, the bonding surfaces must be clean, dry and well unified. Some typical surface cleaning solvents are isopropyl alcohol and water or heptane.**Note: Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use when working with solvents.

    2. Application

      Bond strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact developed. Firm application pressure develops better adhesive contact & thus improves bond strength.

      Ideal tape application temperature range is 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C). Initial tape application to surfaces at temperatures below 50°F (10°C) is not recommended because the adhesive becomes too firm to adhere readily. However once properly applied low temperature holding is generally satisfactory.

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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
60 psi “T” Block) 1 in2 (6.45 cm2) Jaw Speed 2 in/min (50 mm/min)
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
1000 (g) Static shear strength 360,000 sec 22°C As measured by static shear weight held for 100 hr)1/2 sq.in overlap
250 (g) Static shear strength 360,000 sec 49°C As measured by static shear weight held for 100 hr)1/2 sq.in overlap
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
66°C Long Term (Days, Weeks)
93°C Short Term (Minutes, Hours)