• Description for 3M 987

    A general purpose tape for holding many paper, foils, films, and various foams.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Paper, Steel, Various foams
    Industry Foils
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic
    Cure Method Pressure Senstive
    Color Clear
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Good
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 121, 82
  • Technical Data for 3M 987

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Senstive
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 70 to 100, >50
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) 20 (oz./in.) Test Method
    Material Resistance
    UV Resistance Excellent
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 121, 82 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: Store in original cartons at 70°F (21°C) and 50% R.H.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 70
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture.
    Shelf Life (mon) 18
  • Best Practices for 3M 987

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    1. Surface Preparation

      To obtain optimum adhesion, the bonding surfaces must be clean, dry, and well unified.

    2. Application

      Bond strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact developed. Firm application pressure helps develop better adhesive contact and 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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General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate Test Method
20 (oz./in.) Steel ASTM D3330, width
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
121°C Long term
82°C Short term