• Description for 3M 480

    A transparent polyethylene backing with a long aging transparent acrylic adhesive. It can be used for splicing and repairing polyethylene sheeting. It is also recommended for sealing and protecting applications.

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    Application Type Bond, Repair, Seal
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Polyethylene, Steel
    Industry Splicing, Splicing polyethylene sheeting
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Transparent, Water white
    Chemical Resistance Good
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Good
    Non-Yellowing UV Resistance: Non-yellowing
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 77
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -7, -29
  • Technical Data for 3M 480

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
      • Steel
      • Polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) - Polyethylene
    • Industry
      • Splicing - Splicing polyethylene sheeting
      • Packaging - Wrapping
      • Other - Patching, Sealing and protecting applications, Repairing polyethylene sheeting
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Transparent
      • White - Water white
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 61 to 81
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 22 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 10 (lbs./in.), 12 (lbs./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Abrasion Resistance Good
    Chemical Resistance Good
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Good
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 77
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -7, -29
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 277, 520 Test Method
    Flexibility Flexible 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.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 61 to 81
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
10 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
12 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
22 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
277 % ASTM D-3759, at Break
520 % ASTM D-3759, at Break
Flexibility Test Methods
Flexibility Test Method
Flexible -20 (F)