• Description for 3M 4731

    A pigmented vinyl backing with a rubber adhesive used for electroplating, paint masking and many other general purpose applications.

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    Application Type Bond, Sealing
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Vinyl, Steel, Rubber
    Industry Electroplating, Many other general purpose applications
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Vinyl
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Purple, Blue , Gray, Orange, White, Yellow
    Chemical Resistance Excellent alkali resistance, Excellent acid resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 4 to 77, <121
  • Technical Data for 3M 4731

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Electronics - Electroplating
      • Industrial
      • General Purpose - Many other general purpose applications
      • Other - Paint masking
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Vinyl
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Blue - Blue
      • Gray
      • Orange
      • Purple
      • White
      • Yellow
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) >50
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 20 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 17 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Abrasion Resistance Excellent
    Chemical Resistance Excellent alkali resistance, Excellent acid resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 4 to 77, <121
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Excellent
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 230 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: Store under normal conditions of 60° to 80°F (16° to 27°C) and 40 to 60% R.H. in the original carton.;To obtain best performance, use this product within 18 months from date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 60 to 80
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
17 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
20 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
230 % D-3759 (at Break)