• Description for 3M 8979 SL

    A unique tape construction that allows for both permanent and temporary applications whether indoors or outdoors. It is removable with little or no adhesive residue from most opaque surfaces up to 6 months after application.

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    Chemical Resistance Chemical Resistance: Fluid Resistance: water resistant
    Application Type Bond, Temporary Repair, Seal, Maintenance
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Steel
    Industry Splicing insulation, Marine, Electrical HVAC
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Polyethylene, Natural & Synthetic Rubber
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Color Black, State blue, Olive
    Key Specifications ASTM (American Standard Test Method): ASTM E84, Meets HUD codes; Meets BOCA codes.; Meets UL 723
  • Technical Data for 3M 8979 SL

    Overview
    • Chemical Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Fluid Resistance : Water Resistance - water resistant
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
      • Steel
      • Other - most surfaces
    • Industry
      • Marine
      • Industrial
      • Splicing - Splicing insulation
      • HVAC - Electrical HVAC
      • Construction
      • Packaging
      • Other - Indoors or outdoors, Plumbing markets, Hanging polyethylene drapes, abatement activities, industrial masking and sandblast overspray protection, Packaging, wrapping, Capping pipe, Conduit, Marking and labeling
    • Chemistry
      • Synthetic Rubber - Natural & Synthetic Rubber
      • Other - Polyethylene
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Black
      • Blue - State blue
      • Green - Olive
    • Key Specifications
      • UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) - Meets HUD codes; Meets BOCA codes.; Meets UL 723
      • ASTM (American Standard Test Method) : E84 - ASTM E84
    Specifications
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 48 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 36 (lbs./in.), High Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Abrasion Resistance Abrasion resistance
    Hardness
    Elongation (%) 19 Test Method
    Flexibility Flexibility
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Store under normal conditions of 70ºF (21ºC) and 50% R.H. in the original carton.;To obtain best performance, use this product within 18 months from date of manufacture
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 70
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
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General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
48 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D-3330, width
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Test Method
36 (lbs./in.) ASTM D-3759, width
High
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
19 % ASTM D-3759, at Break