• Description for 3M CA4

    Fast setting for a variety of plastics and rubbers

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    Application Type Bond, Adhesive: Instant Adhesives
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Substrate Aluminum- Etched, Metal, Plastic, Rubber, Steel, Cured rubber
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Cyanoacrylate, Ethyl
    Cure Method Moisture
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Room Temperature
    Viscosity (cPs) 150
    Color Clear, Colorless
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54
    Density (g/cm³) 8.7 (weight (lbs/gal))
    Key Specifications Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): A-46050C: MIL-A-46050C, Type II, Class 2
  • Technical Data for 3M CA4

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Liquid
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Other - Multi-Purpose
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear, Colorless
    • Key Specifications
      • Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): A-46050C: Type II, Class 2 - MIL-A-46050C, Type II, Class 2
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Room Temperature
    Viscosity (cPs) 150 Test Method
    Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 0.08 to 0.67 Test Method
    Set Time (min) Very fast
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) High
    Shear Strength (psi) 2,300, 2,800, 800, 800 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82 Test Method
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54 Test Method
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 1.050 Test Method
    Density (g/cm³) 8.7 (weight (lbs/gal)) Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Store in original containers at or below 80°F (27°C).;These products can be expected to have at least nine months shelf life. At lower temperature, the shelf life will be longer. Lower temperatures cause increased viscosity of a temporary nature and also will cause water to condense on the container. Therefore, containers stored at low temperatures should be allowed to return to room temperature before opening so that water does not come in contact with the adhesive and cause adhesive gelation.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) <81
    Shelf Life (mon) 9
  • Best Practices for 3M CA4

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    1. Surface Preparation

      For optimum strength structural bonds, paint, oxide films, oils, dust, mold release agents and all other surface contaminants must be completely removed. However, the amount of surface preparation depends on the required bond strength and the environmental aging resistance desired by the user.

      See Vendor Technical Data sheet for more information

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Fixture or Handling Strength Time Test Methods
Fixture or Handling Strength Time Fixture-Handling Strength Test Method
0.08 to 0.67 min Cured
Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method
150 cPs Uncured
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Cure Humidity Substrate Test Temperature Test Method
2,300 psi Overlap shear strength 2,880 min 20°C 60 % Steel 23°C Overlap Shear Metal to Metal Bond Strength tested @ 75°F (23°C), Tensile Shear Strength (as defined in ASTM-D-1002) - cured 48 hours at 68°F (20°C) - 60% Relative Humidity - abraded and acetone wiped - test specimen is 1/2 sq. in. bond tested @ .1 in./minute loading rate.
2,800 psi Overlap shear strength 2,880 min 20°C 60 % Aluminum-etched 23°C Overlap Shear Metal to Metal Bond Strength tested @ 75°F (23°C), Tensile Shear Strength (as defined in ASTM-D-1002) - cured 48 hours at 68°F (20°C) - 60% Relative Humidity - abraded and acetone wiped - test specimen is 1/2 sq. in. bond tested @ .1 in./minute loading rate.
800 psi Overlap shear strength 2,880 min 20°C 60 % ABS (Substrate failure) 23°C Overlap Shear Metal to Metal Bond Strength tested @ 75°F (23°C), Substrate Failure, Tensile Shear Strength (as defined in ASTM-D-1002) - cured 48 hours at 68°F (20°C) - 60% Relative Humidity - abraded and acetone wiped - test specimen is 1/2 sq. in. bond tested @ .1 in./minute loading rate.
800 psi Overlap shear strength 2,880 min 20°C 60 % PVC (Substrate failure) 23°C Overlap Shear Metal to Metal Bond Strength tested @ 75°F (23°C), Substrate Failure, Tensile Shear Strength (as defined in ASTM-D-1002) - cured 48 hours at 68°F (20°C) - 60% Relative Humidity - abraded and acetone wiped - test specimen is 1/2 sq. in. bond tested @ .1 in./minute loading rate.
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
82°C Uncured
Low Temperature Resistance Test Methods
Low Temperature Resistance Test Method
-54°C Uncured
Density Test Methods
Density Test Method
8.7 (weight (lbs/gal)) Uncured
Specific Gravity Test Methods
Specific Gravity Test Method
1.050 Uncured