• Description for 3M CA7

    Very fast setting • Excellent adhesion to metals, 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
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Cyanoacrylate, Methyl
    Cure Method Moisture
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Room temperature
    Cure Time (min) Quickly
    Viscosity (cPs) 15 to 40
    Color Clear, Colorless
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54
    Density (g/cm³) 8.7 (weight (lbs/gal))
  • Best Practices for 3M CA7

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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
0.02 to 0.50 min Cured
Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method
15 to 40 cPs Uncured
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Cure Humidity Substrate Test Temperature Test Method
2,500 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.
2,400 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.
900 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.
1,000 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