• Description for 3M 4718

    Adhere to a variety of substrates, including latex-painted wood, lacquered wood, enameled steel, glass, aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic, ABS, and PVC (non-plasticized) as tape adhesion is typically satisfactory within 20 minutes and continues to build with additional time.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate acrylic, Aluminum, glass, ABS, PVC (non-plasticized), enameled steel, Stainless Steel, latex-painted wood, lacquered wood
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic, Urethane
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Black
    Aging Resistance Excellent aging resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 66
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -18
    Density (g/cm³) Medium, 0.288
  • Technical Data for 3M 4718

    Overview
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 70 to 100
    Bond Strength
    Tensile Strength (psi) 95 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Aging Resistance Excellent aging resistance
    UV Resistance Excellent
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 66
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -18
    Conductivity
    Dielectric Strength (V/mil) 60 Test Method
    Thermal Conductivity (W/m°K) 0.52 Test Method
    Surface Resistivity (O) 5e10 (ohms/sq), 2e11 (ohms/sq) Test Method
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 200 Test Method
    Shore OO Hardness 50 Test Method
    Flexibility Flexible
    Other Properties
    Density (g/cm³) Medium, 0.288 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: Store in the original cartons at 60-80°F (15-27°C) and 50% relative humidity.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 140 to 176
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
  • Best Practices for 3M 4718

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    1. Surface Preparation

      To obtain optimum adhesion, the bonding surface must be clean, dry, and well unified. Some typical surface cleaning solvents are isopropyl alcohol and heptane.

      Be sure to follow the solvent manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use when handling solvents.

    2. Application

      Bond strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact. Firm application pressure develops better adhesive contact and helps improve bond strength.

      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
95 psi ASTM D-3574, Die "A"
Dielectric Strength Test Methods
Dielectric Strength Test Method
60 V/mil ASTM D-149
Surface Resistivity Test Methods
Surface Resistivity Test Method
5e10 (ohms/sq) Non-adhesive side, ASTM D-257
2e11 (ohms/sq) Adhesive side, ASTM D-257
Thermal Conductivity Test Methods
Thermal Conductivity Test Method
0.52 W/m°K ASTM C-518
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
200 % ASTM D-3574, Die “A”
Shore OO Hardness Test Methods
Shore OO Hardness Shore Hardness Test Method
50 ASTM D-2240, Foam with adhesive
Density Test Methods
Density Test Method
Medium
0.288 g/cm³ ASTM D-3574, Foam with adhesive