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
1 Part or 2 Part
- 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
- Gel - Thixotropic gel
- Other - Bonding poorly mating components
- Cyanoacrylate (CA) - Ethyl Cyanoacrylate
- Other - Hand applied
- Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
- Clear / Transparent - Clear
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
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
Chemical Resistance Oils, Excellent Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvents High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82, 82 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54, -51
Specific Gravity 1.10(g/ml)
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
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
|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|