• Description for 3M AF111

    An epoxy, thermoset film adhesive developed for structural bonding of metals and high-strength plastic materials (epoxy and phenolic).

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Film
    Substrate Al (etched), Polyimide Film, Phenolic Board, Borosilicate Glass, Metals, High-strength plastic materials (epoxy and phenolic), Polyester Film, Stainless Steel, Al (sanded, solvent wiped), PEN Plastic, Stainless Steel (solvent wiped), Al (scour pad abraded, solvent wiped), Polyetherimide, Al (solvent wiped), Ultem®1000, Etched Aluminum
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Epoxy
    Cure Method Heat
    Cure Temperature (°C) 113, 121, 135, 149, 163, 177, 204
    Cure Time (min) 90, 60, 40, 35, 20, 10, 5.00
    Color Off-white
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 121
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -55
  • Technical Data

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Work / Pot Time Test Methods
Work / Pot Time Temperature
40,320 min 20 to 25°C
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Cure Humidity Substrate Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
5,300 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Al (etched) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
3,500 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Al (sanded, solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
3,250 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Al (scour pad abraded, solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
3,100 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Al (solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
2,450 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C CRS (scour pad abraded, solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
450 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Stainless Steel (solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
1,150 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C FR-4 (solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
300 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C LCP (solvent wiped) ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
1,750 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Polyimide Film ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
1,075 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Polyester Film ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
1,150 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Black E-coat ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
1,100 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Phenolic Board ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 2"/minute.
650 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C Ultem® 1000 ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
450 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C PEN Plastic ASTM D-1002., OLS bonds were 1" x 0.5" and tested at 0.2"/minute.
2,300 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C 2,592,000 sec 25°C OLS (overlap shear) bonds consisted of 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad (green) abraded CRS to CRS, cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and tested at 0.2"/minute speed.
2,600 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C 2,592,000 sec 71°C OLS (overlap shear) bonds consisted of 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad (green) abraded CRS to CRS, cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and tested at 0.2"/minute speed.
1,200 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 121°C 100 % 2,592,000 sec 49°C OLS (overlap shear) bonds consisted of 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad (green) abraded CRS to CRS, cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and tested at 0.2"/minute speed.
1,600 psi Overlap shear strength 67 min 120 (F), -5 (F) 2,592,000 sec OLS (overlap shear) bonds consisted of 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad (green) abraded CRS to CRS, cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and tested at 0.2"/minute speed.
2,400 psi Overlap shear strength 17 (hours), 5 (hours) -55°C OLS (overlap shear) bonds consisted of 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad (green) abraded CRS to CRS, cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and tested at 0.2"/minute speed, Hot/cold cycle was 17 hours at 120°F (49°C) and 5 hours at -5°F (-21°C) with one hour at room temperature between temperature changes.
2,700 psi Overlap shear strength 24°C OLS bonds were 0.5" x 1" (CRS, 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad [green] abraded, solvent wiped).
2,300 psi Overlap shear strength 82°C OLS bonds were 0.5" x 1" (CRS, 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad [green] abraded, solvent wiped).
2,700 psi Overlap shear strength 121°C OLS bonds were 0.5" x 1" (CRS, 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad [green] abraded, solvent wiped).
2,250 psi Overlap shear strength OLS bonds were 0.5" x 1" (CRS, 3M™ Scotch-Brite™ Scour Pad [green] abraded, solvent wiped).
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Cure Humidity Substrate Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
33 piw 67 min 121°C etched aluminum 43,200 min 25°C Peel bonds consisted of 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4. Panels were cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and peeled at 2"/minute speed.
33 piw 67 min 121°C etched aluminum 43,200 min 71°C Peel bonds consisted of 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4. Panels were cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and peeled at 2"/minute speed.
32 piw 67 min 121°C 100 % etched aluminum 43,200 min 49°C Peel bonds consisted of 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4. Panels were cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and peeled at 2"/minute speed.
35 piw 17 (hours), 5 (hours) 121°C etched aluminum 43,200 min Peel bonds consisted of 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4. Panels were cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and peeled at 2"/minute speed.
33 piw 120 (F), -5 (F) etched aluminum 17 (hours), 5 (hours) -55°C Peel bonds consisted of 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4. Panels were cured 60 minutes + 7 minutes (ramp time) at 250°F (121°C) and peeled at 2"/minute speed., Hot/cold cycle was 17 hours at 120°F (49°C) and 5 hours at -5°F (-21°C) with one hour at room temperature between temperature changes.
25 piw etched aluminum 24°C Peel bonds were 0.5" wide, 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4 board.
33 piw etched aluminum 82°C Peel bonds were 0.5" wide, 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4 board.
33 piw etched aluminum 121°C Peel bonds were 0.5" wide, 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4 board.
20 piw 67 min etched aluminum Peel bonds were 0.5" wide, 10 mil etched aluminum strips bonded to 0.047" FR-4 board.
38 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Al (etched) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
36 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Al (sanded, solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
36 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Al (scour pad abraded, solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
36 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Al (solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
35 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C CRS (scour pad abraded, solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
3 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Stainless Steel (solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
33 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C FR-4 (solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
4 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C LCP (solvent wiped) ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
20 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Polyimide Film ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
3 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Polyester Film ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
34 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Black E-coat ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
19 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Phenolic Board ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
26 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C Ultem® 1000 ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
14 piw 90° Peel Strenth 67 min 121°C PEN Plastic ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
1 piw 90° Peel Strenth 121°C Borosilicate Glass ASTM D1876, 90° peel test of 1/2" wide, 4 mil thick etched aluminum foil bonded to each test substrate., Peel rate 2”/minute.
Dielectric Constant Test Methods
Dielectric Constant Test Method
4.20 ASTM D150, @ 1 kilohertz
4.00 ASTM D150, @ 10 kilohertz
3.90 ASTM D150, @ 100 kilohertz
Dielectric Strength Test Methods
Dielectric Strength Test Method
650 V/mil ASTM D-149, (10 mil)
Dissipation Factor Test Methods
Dissipation Factor Test Method
0.00500 ASTM D-150, 1 kilohertz
0.00700 ASTM D-150, 10 kilohertz
0.01100 ASTM D-150, 100 kilohertz
Volume Resistivity Test Methods
Volume Resistivity Test Method
4.1e16 (ohm-cm) (10 mil) ASTM D-257
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) Test Methods
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) CTE Test Method
28e-6 (units/unit/°C) 1st heat values, by TMA @ 10°C/min.
67e-6 (units/unit/°C) 2nd heat values, by TMA @ 10°C/min.
Glass Transition Temp (Tg) Test Methods
Glass Transition Temp (Tg) Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) Test Method
107°C by TMA @ 10°C/min., onset
118°C by DSC @ 5°C/min.,1st heat values, midpoint
114°C by Dsc @ 5°C/min., 2nd heat values, midpoint