3M ECIGEL Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

3M ECIGEL Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate Datasheet
  • Description for 3M ECIGEL Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

    An industrial strength thixotropic gel for maximum gap filling. It is suitable for bonding poorly mating components and for porous substrates such as ceramic and can be used on vertical surfaces as it will not drip or slump.

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    Application Type Bond, Adhesive: Instant Adhesives
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Thixotropic gel
    Substrate Ceramic, Porous substrates, Metals, Most plastics, Rubbers, Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
    Cure Method Moisture
    Gap Fill 0.010(in)
    Viscosity (cPs) 100,000 to 150,000
    Color Clear
    Chemical Resistance Oils, Excellent
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvents
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82, 82
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54, -51
  • Technical Data for 3M ECIGEL Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Gel - Thixotropic gel
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Other - Bonding poorly mating components
    • Chemistry
    • Application Method
      • Other - Hand applied
    • Cure Method
      • Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Gap Fill 0.010(in)
    Viscosity (cPs) 100,000 to 150,000 Test Method
    Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 0.13 to 0.33, <0.33
    Thixotropic Thixotropic
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) High
    Shear Strength (psi) 3,000, 2,118, 3,119, 3,152, 1,303, 1,004, 1,488, 371, 827, 100, 2,100, 3,100, 3,150, 1,300, 1,000, 1,450, 350, 830, 100 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Chemical Resistance Oils, Excellent
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvents
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82, 82
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54, -51
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 1.10(g/ml)
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details 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 ECIGEL Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

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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. 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).

    2. Application

      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.

    3. Curing

      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
Viscosity Test Method
100,000 to 150,000 cPs Brookfield viscosity, Spindle TC @ 2.5 rpm
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Substrate Test Method
3,000 psi Overlap Shear Strength ASTM D1002
2,118 psi Overlap Shear Strength Steel ASTM D-1002
3,119 psi Overlap Shear Strength Stainless Steel ASTM D-1002
3,152 psi Overlap Shear Strength Aluminum ASTM D-1002
1,303 psi Overlap Shear Strength ABS ASTM D-1002
1,004 psi Overlap Shear Strength Polycarbonate ASTM D-1002
1,488 psi Overlap Shear Strength PVC ASTM D-1002
371 psi Overlap Shear Strength Nylon ASTM D-1002
827 psi Overlap Shear Strength Polypropylene ASTM D-1002
100 psi Overlap Shear Strength Silicone Elastomers ASTM D-1002
2,100 psi Overlap Shear Strength Steel ASTM D-1002;Grit blasted
3,100 psi Overlap Shear Strength Stainless Steel ASTM D-1002;Grit blasted
3,150 psi Overlap Shear Strength Aluminum ASTM D-1002;Grit blasted
1,300 psi Overlap Shear Strength ABS ASTM D-1002;Substrate failure
1,000 psi Overlap Shear Strength Polycarbonate ASTM D-1002;Substrate failure
1,450 psi Overlap Shear Strength PVC ASTM D-1002;Substrate failure
350 psi Overlap Shear Strength Nylon ASTM D-1002;
830 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