Application Type Bond, Adhesive: Instant Adhesives 1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part Material Form Liquid Substrate Metals, Most plastics, Rubbers, Steel, Stainless Steel, Nylon, Aluminum Manufacturer 3M Chemistry Ethyl Cyanoacrylate Cure Method Moisture Cure Time (min) Fast, 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) Low, 100, 71 to 95, 70 to 100 Color Clear Chemical Resistance Oils, Excellent Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvents High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82, 82, 82 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54, -51, -51
Technical Data for 3M EC100 Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate
1 Part or 2 Part
- 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
- Other - assemblies with close fitting parts and relatively smooth, even surface
- Cyanoacrylate (CA) - Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
- Other - Hand applied
- Clear / Transparent - Clear
Cure Time (min) Fast, 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) Low, 100, 71 to 95, 70 to 100 Test Method Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 0.13 to 0.25, <0.33
General Bond Strength (psi) High Shear Strength (psi) 2,543, 2,081, 1,648, 988, 809, 1,801, 782, 981, 105, 2,100, 2,000, 1,650, 990, 800, 1,800, 750, 950, 100 Test Method Tensile Strength (psi) 2,900 Test Method
Chemical Resistance Oils, Excellent Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvents High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82, 82, 82 Test Method Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54, -51, -51 Test Method
Specific Gravity 1.060
Shelf Life Details A shelf life of one year from the date of shipment from 3M when stored under refrigerated conditions.;Refrigeration (40°F [4°C]) gives optimum long term storage stability., For short term storage (<30 days), keep adhesive in a cool (60°F to 80°F [16°C to 27°C]), dry place out of direct sunlight. Keep containers tightly covered and free of moisture. Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 40, 60 to 80 Shelf Life Type From the date of shipment, Shelf Life Type Shelf Life (mon) 12, <1
Best Practices for 3M EC100 Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate
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. Typical quick surface preparation would include wiping with a clean solvent (such as isopropyl alcohol), abrading the surface with a clean fine abrasive, and then wiping again with a clean solvent to remove loose particles.
Note: When using solvents, extinguish all ignition sources, including pilot lights, and follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use.
Ensure that parts are clean, dry, and free from oil and grease.
A Rite-Lok™ Instant Adhesive Activator may be required if there are bonding gaps or porous substrate surfaces, if substrates are low surface energy plastics (e.g., polyethylene, polypropylene) or if substrates have acidic surfaces (e.g., paper, leather).
Bond speed is typically very fast so ensure that parts are properly aligned before dispensing.
Product is normally hand applied from the bottle. Apply sparingly to one surface and press parts firmly together until handling strength is achieved. As a general rule, as little cyanoacrylate as possible should be used. Over application will result in slower cure speed and lower bond strength.
Full bond strength will typically be achieved within a 24 hour cure time.
Low humidity or low temperature conditions will slow down the cure rate.
After curing, Rite-Lok™ General Purpose Instant Adhesive bonds are suitable for use up to about 180°F (82°C). At 180°F (82°C) the bonds will be approximately70% of the strength at room temperature and at 212°F (100°C) about 50% of full strength.
Cyanoacrylate bond resistance to most oils and solvents is excellent. Long term humidity, moisture, or water immersion may affect the strength of a cured cyanoacrylate bond depending on the substrates and the bond gap. Testing is recommended to evaluate the effect.
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Viscosity Test Methods
|71 to 95 cPs||ISO 3104/3105.|
|70 to 100 cPs||Cone-Plate viscosity, CP75 at 3000/s shear rate|
Tensile Strength Test Methods
|Tensile Strength||Test Method|
|2,900 psi||ISO 6922|
Shear Strength Test Methods
|Shear Strength||Type||Substrate||Test Method|
|2,543 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Steel||ASTM D-1002|
|2,081 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Stainless Steel||ASTM D-1002|
|1,648 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Aluminum||ASTM D-1002|
|988 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||ABS||ASTM D-1002|
|809 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Polycarbonate||ASTM D-1002|
|1,801 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||PVC||ASTM D-1002|
|782 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Nylon`||ASTM D-1002|
|981 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Polypropylene||ASTM D-1002|
|105 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Silicone Elastomers||ASTM D-1002|
|2,100 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Steel||ASTM D-1002;Grit blasted|
|2,000 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Stainless Steel||ASTM D-1002;Grit blasted|
|1,650 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Aluminum||ASTM D-1002;Grit blasted|
|990 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||ABS||ASTM D-1002;Substrate failure|
|800 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Polycarbonate||ASTM D-1002;Substrate failure|
|1,800 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||PVC||ASTM D-1002;Substrate failure|
|750 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Nylon||ASTM D-1002|
|950 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Polypropylene||ASTM D-1002;Primed with AC77;Substrate failure|
|100 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Silicone Elastomers||ASTM D-1002;Primed with AC79;Substrate failure|
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
|High Temperature Resistance||Test Method|
Low Temperature Resistance Test Methods
|Low Temperature Resistance||Test Method|