• Description for 3M 616

    An optically transparent and photographically opaque tape.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Lithographers Tape
    Substrate Steel
    Industry Printed Circuit Board industry, Splicing, Graphic Arts industry
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Unplasticized polyvinylchloride (UPVC), Rubber
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Ruby Red, transparent
    Key Specifications Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): meets MIL-T-40620A.
  • Technical Data for 3M 616

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape - Lithographers Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) - Printed Circuit Board industry
      • Industrial - Paper industry
      • Splicing
      • Printing and Graphics - Graphic Arts industry
      • Other - Opaquing, Stripping, Edging
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Unplasticized polyvinylchloride (UPVC), Rubber
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - transparent
      • Red - Ruby Red
    • Key Specifications
      • Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): T-40620A - meets MIL-T-40620A.
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 36 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 29 (lbs.in.) Test Method
    Elongation (%) 50 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: Store under normal conditions of 70°F (21°C) and 50% relative humidity.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 70
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life (mon) 12
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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
29 (lbs.in.) ASTM D-3759, width
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
36 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
50 % D-3759 (at Break)