• Description for 3M 468MP

    Excellent resistance to harsh environments, this adhesive can withstand splashes of organic solvents, weak acids and bases and salt water, cleaning solutions, germicidals, disinfectants, oils, etc. In addition, it performs well after exposure to humidity and hot/cold cycles.

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    Chemical Resistance Gasoline, Chemical Resistance: Splashes of organic solvents, Chemical Resistance: Weak acid, Chemical Resistance: Fluid Resistance: Water resistance, Can withstand splashes of germicidals, Chemical Resistance: MEK, Chemical Resistance: Fluid Resistance: Salt water resistance, Can withstand splashes of disinfectants, Weak base, Oil, Warm/humid, Can withstand splashes of cleaning solutions
    Application Type Bond, Lamination
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Transfer Tape
    Substrate Acrylic, Aluminum, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Rigid PVC (unplasticized), Stainless Steel, ABS, Aluminum foil, High surface energy plastics
    Industry Membrane switch applications, Medical components, Graphic attachment, Automotive, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Human Machine Interface, Electronic markets, Graphic nameplates, Graphic overlays, Flexible circuits
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Organic solvents
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Application Temperature (°F) 60 to 100
    Color Clear
    Total Thickness (mm) 0.239
    Single Sided Single Sided
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Excellent, 204, 149, 70, 21
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -35, -29
    Other Resistance UV cabinet
    Key Specifications Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): Meets MIL-P-19834, UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): Recognized by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. under Standard UL 969
  • Technical Data for 3M 468MP

    Overview
    • Chemical Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Fluid Resistance : Water Resistance - Salt water resistance
      • Chemical Resistance - Gasoline, Weak base, Oil, Warm/humid, Can withstand splashes of cleaning solutions, Can withstand splashes of germicidals, Can withstand splashes of disinfectants
      • Chemical Resistance : Relative Solvent Resistance - MEK, Splashes of organic solvents
      • Chemical Resistance : Acid Resistance - Weak acid
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape - Transfer Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Telecom / Datacom - Telecommunications
      • Automotive
      • Human Machine Interface
      • Aerospace
      • Electronics - Membrane switch applications, Electronic markets, Graphic overlays, Flexible circuits
      • Industrial - Industrial equipment, Durable labels
      • Printing and Graphics - Graphic attachment, Graphic nameplates
      • Medical - Medical components
      • Appliances - Appliance
      • Other - Rotary die-cutting, Plastic parts, Graphic overlays
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Organic solvents
    • Application Method
      • Contact
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    • Key Specifications
      • Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard) : P-19834 - Meets MIL-P-19834
      • UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) : UL 969 - Recognized by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. under Standard UL 969
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 60 to 100
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) 47 (ounces/inch), 82 (ounces/inch), 168 (ounces/inch), 77 (ounces/inch), 62 (ounces/inch), 61 (ounces/inch), 80 (ounces/inch), 58 (ounces/inch), 52 (ounces/inch), 66 (ounces/inch), 118 (ounces/inch), 181 (ounces/inch), 115 (ounces/inch), 68 (ounces/inch), 67 (ounces/inch), 92 (ounces/inch), 65 (ounces/inch), 69 (ounces/inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 101 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 149 (oz./inch), 77 (ounces/inch), 133 (ounces/inch) Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) Excellent, 2000 (grams), 1000 (grams), 500 (grams), 400 (grams), 200 (grams) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 51, 55 (lbs.), 109 Test Method
    Tape Properties
    Total Thickness (mm) 0.239
    Single Sided Single Sided
    Material Resistance
    Environmental Resistance Excellent resistance to harsh environments
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) Excellent, 204, 149, 70, 21 Test Method
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -35, -29 Test Method
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Very high resistance to humidity, Warm/humid Test Method
    Other Resistance UV cabinet Test Method
    Conductivity
    Insulation Resistance (O) Insulation Resistance
    Other Properties
    Glass Transition Temp (Tg) (°C) -35
    Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) 28e-5 (m/m/C), 72e-5 (m/m/C), -6e-5 (m/m/C), 92e-5 (m/m/C) Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details If stored properly, product retains its performance and properties for 18 months from date of shipment.; It is suggested that products are stored at room temperature conditions of 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 70
    Shelf Life Type From Date of Shipment
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
    Not Good For
    Don't Use With low energy plastics, polypropylene, polyethylene, powder coated paints
  • Best Practices for 3M 468MP

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    1. Surface Preparation

      For maximum bond strength (during installation of the final part) the surface should be thoroughly cleaned and dried. Typical cleaning solvents are heptane (for oily surfaces) or isopropyl alcohol for plastics. Use reagent grade solvents since common household materials like rubbing alcohol frequently contain oils to minimize the drying affect on skin and can interfere with the performance of a pressure-sensitive adhesive.

      Note: Carefully read and follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use when working with solvents. These cleaning recommendations may not be in compliance with the rules of certain air quality management Districts in California, consult applicable rules before use.

    2. Application

      It is necessary to provide pressure during lamination (1.5-20 pli recommended) and during final part installation (10-15 psi) to allow the adhesive to come into direct contact with the substrate. Using a hard edged plastic tool, which is the full width of the laminated part, helps to provide the necessary pressure at the point of lamination. Heat can increase bond strength when bonding to metal parts (generally this same increase is observed at room temperature over longer times, weeks). For plastic parts, the bond strength is not enhanced with the addition of heat.

      Application is not recommended if the surface temperature is below 50°F (10°C) because the adhesive becomes too firm to adhere readily. Once properly applied, at the recommended application temperature, low temperature holding is generally satisfactory.

      When bonding a thin, smooth, flexible material to a smooth surface, it is generally acceptable to use 2 mils of 3M™ Adhesive 200MP. If a texture is visible on one or both surfaces, the 5 mil 3M adhesive 200MP would be suggested. If both materials are rigid, it may be necessary to use a thicker adhesive to successfully bond the components.

      To apply adhesives in a wide web format, lamination equipment is required to ensure acceptable quality.

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Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Chemical Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
47 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 15 min 25°C Stainless Steel ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
82 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Stainless Steel ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
168 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 70°C Stainless Steel ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
77 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Aluminum ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
62 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C ABS ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
61 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Acrylic ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
80 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Glass ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
58 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Polycarbonate ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
52 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Rigid PVC (Unplasticized) ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 2 mil
66 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 15 min 25°C Stainless Steel Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, gasoline - 1 hour RT immersion, 89% 60 min 25°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
118 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Stainless Steel Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, MEK - 1 hour RT immersion, 64% 60 min 25°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
181 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 70°C Stainless Steel Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, weak acid - 4 hour RT immersion, 86% 240 min 25°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
115 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Aluminum Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, weak base - 4 hour RT immersion, 84% 240 min 25°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
68 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C ABS Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, oil (10W30) - 72 hour, 120°F (49°C) immersion, 146% 4,320 min 49°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
67 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Acrylic Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, water - 100 hours, 70°F (21°C), 105% 6,000 min 21°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
92 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Glass Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, salt water (5%) - 72 hours, 70°F (21°C), 105% 4,320 min 21°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
65 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Polycarbonate Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, warm/humid - 7 days, 90°F (32°C) and 90% relative humidity, 131% 7 (days),30 (days) 32°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
69 (ounces/inch) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min 25°C Rigid PVC (Unplasticized) Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, UV cabinet - 30 days, 70°F (21°C), 147% 240 min 21°C ASTM D3330 modified (90° peel, 2 mil aluminum foil backing), 5 mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, Temperature Cycle - I, 148% 240 min 70°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, Temperature Cycle - II, 148% 960 min -29°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, Temperature Cycle - III, 148% 60 min 21°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, gasoline - 1 hour RT immersion, 89% 60 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, MEK - 1 hour RT immersion, 64% 240 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, weak acid - 4 hour RT immersion, 86% 240 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, weak base - 4 hour RT immersion, 84% 4,320 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, oil (10W30) - 72 hour, 120°F (49°C) immersion, 146% 6,000 min 49°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, water - 100 hours, 70°F (21°C), 105% 4,320 min 21°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, salt water (5%) - 72 hours, 70°F (21°C), 105% 7 (days),30 (days) 21°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, warm/humid - 7 days, 90°F (32°C) and 90% relative humidity, 131% 240 min 32°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
101 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, UV cabinet - 30 days, 70°F (21°C), 147% 240 min 21°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 2 , mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, Temperature Cycle - I, 148% 960 min 70°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, Temperature Cycle - II, 148% 4,320 min -29°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure, Temperature Cycle - III, 148% 4,320 min 21°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
149 (oz./inch) 90° Peel Strength 1,440 min 25°C Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm, 5 mil
77 (ounces/inch) 180° Peel Strength Stainless Steel ASTM D3330 modified (180° peel, 2 mil al foil), 2 mil (0.002 inches)
133 (ounces/inch) 180° Peel Strength Stainless Steel ASTM D3330 modified (180° peel, 2 mil al foil), 5 mil (0.005 inches)
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Substrate Test Method
51 psi ASTM D2370-82
55 (lbs.) Tensile Lap Shear 0.5 square inch on #6061 aluminum Peak Load, ASTM D1002-72
109 psi Tensile Lap Shear Peak Stress, ASTM D1002-72
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Substrate Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
Excellent
2000 (grams) Static shear Aluminum foil to stainless steel >600,000 sec 21°C ASTM D3654 - 1" x 1" sample area - aluminum foil to stainless steel, 2 mil
1000 (grams) Static shear Aluminum foil to stainless steel >600,000 sec 93°C ASTM D3654 - 1" x 1" sample area - aluminum foil to stainless steel, 2 mil
500 (grams) Static shear Aluminum foil to stainless steel >600,000 sec 177°C ASTM D3654 - 1" x 1" sample area - aluminum foil to stainless steel, 2 mil
400 (grams) Static shear Aluminum foil to stainless steel 3,600 sec 232°C ASTM D3654 - 1" x 1" sample area - aluminum foil to stainless steel, 2 mil
200 (grams) Static shear Aluminum foil to stainless steel >600,000 sec 232°C ASTM D3654 - 1" x 1" sample area - aluminum foil to stainless steel, 2 mil
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
Excellent
204°C
149°C
70°C Temperature cycle, Temperature cycle, 148%, Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure (percent retention) Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm
21°C Temperature cycle, 16 hours, 148%, Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure (percent retention) Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm
Low Temperature Resistance Test Methods
Low Temperature Resistance Test Method
-35°C
-29°C Temperature cycle, 4 hours,148%, Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure (percent retention) Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm
Moisture/Humidity Resistance Test Methods
Moisture/Humidity Resistance Test Method
Very high resistance to humidity 7 days, 90°F (32°C) and 90% relative humidity, 131%, Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure (percent retention) Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm
Warm/humid 7 days, 90°F (32°C) and 90% relative humidity, 131%, Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure (percent retention) Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm
Other Resistance Test Methods
Other Resistance Test Method
UV cabinet 30 days, 70°F (21°C), 147%, Adhesion Retention after Immersion and Exposure (percent retention) Control is 24 hour RT dwell on stainless steel, 2 mil al foil backing, 90° peel, 12 ipm
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) Test Methods
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) CTE Test Method
28e-5 (m/m/C) first heat, ASTM D 696
72e-5 (m/m/C) second heat, ASTM D 696
-6e-5 (m/m/C) first heat, ASTM D 696
92e-5 (m/m/C) second heat, ASTM D 696