3M Industrial Adhesive 4224NF

3M Industrial Adhesive 4224NF Datasheet
  • Description for 3M Industrial Adhesive 4224NF

    Permanently pressure sensitive with aggressive tack • Plasticizer resistant • Low VOC content

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Substrate Acrylic, 2024 T-3 Bare Aluminum , Glass, ABS, High Density Polyethylene, Polystyrene, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, PVC, EPDM Rubber, Neoprene Rubber, Rubber, Cold rolled Steel, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Paper, Galvanized Steel, Clad Aluminum, High Impact Styrene, Steel
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylate, Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)*
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Viscosity (cPs) 9,000 to 12,000
    Color Blue, Clear
    Chemical Resistance Excellent water resistance, Plasticizer
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 71
    Density (g/cm³) 8.0 to 8.4 (weight (lbs/gal))
  • Technical Data for 3M Industrial Adhesive 4224NF

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Liquid
    • Substrate
    • Industry
    • Chemistry
      • Acrylic - Acrylate
      • Other - Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)*
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - Lamination equipment
      • Contact
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • Blue
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 64
    Viscosity (cPs) 9,000 to 12,000 Test Method
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) Good, 2, 5, 10, Excellent initial tack Test Method
    Peel Strength (piw) 3, 4, 3, 3, 2, 4, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2 Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) 44, 48, 48, 40, 45, 48, 33, 27, 47, 46, 44, 50, 44, 13, 16 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Chemical Resistance Excellent water resistance, Plasticizer
    UV Resistance Good
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 71
    Other Properties
    % Solids (%) 40, 39 to 42 Test Method
    Density (g/cm³) 8.0 to 8.4 (weight (lbs/gal)) Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Store product at 60-80°F (16-27°C) for maximum storage life. Freezing will cause irreversible coagulation of product. Keep containers tightly sealed when not in use. When stored at the recommended conditions in the original, unopened containers, these products have a shelf life of 15 months.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 61 to 81
    Shelf Life (mon) 15
  • Best Practices for 3M Industrial Adhesive 4224NF

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    1. Surface Preparation

      Surfaces must be clean, dry and dust free. Wiping with solvent such as 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ No. 3 or methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)* will aid in removing oil and dirt. Plastic surfaces may be cleaned with isopropyl alcohol.*

      *Note: When using solvents, extinguish all ignition sources and follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use.

    2. Application

      For best results, the temperature of the adhesive and the surfaces being bonded should be at least 65°F (18°C). Spray, brush, roll or knife coat a smooth, uniform coat of adhesive to the least porous surface. Thickness of the adhesive will depend upon the surfaces being bonded and stress requirements and should be determined by the user. Porous or rough surfaces generally require more adhesive than smooth surfaces.

    3. Curing

      This will depend on the adhesive film thickness and drying temperature and should be determined by the user. Infrared heat may be used to speed up the drying process, if necessary. Generally, when the adhesive film has changed from an opaque, milky appearance to a clear or transparent and odorless state, drying can be considered complete. In order to maintain long term pressure sensitivity, the dry adhesive film must be kept free of dust or other contaminants through the use of a protective release liner. Bond surfaces together using firm pressure. A 3-inch wide (maximum) rubber roller (J-roller) is recommended. For maximum bond performance, the use of a nip-roll or rotary press is preferred. Bonding while one or both surfaces are warm will also help improve bond results.

    4. Clean-Up

      Liquid adhesive can be removed from tools and equipment by flushing with large amounts of water. The addition of liquid soap and warm water will aid in cleanup. Dried adhesive may be removed with a solvent such as 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Solvent No. 3 or methyl ethyl ketone.*

      *Note: When using solvents, extinguish all ignition sources and follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use.

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Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method Temperature
9,000 to 12,000 cPs Approx, RVF/RVT #6sp. @ 20 rpm @ 80°F 27°C
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Substrate Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
44 psi Overlap shear strength Glass >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
48 psi Overlap shear strength Cold Rolled Steel >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
48 psi Overlap shear strength Galvanized Steel >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
40 psi Overlap shear strength 2024 T-3 Bare Aluminum >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
45 psi Overlap shear strength Clad Aluminum >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
48 psi Overlap shear strength Stainless Steel >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
33 psi Overlap shear strength High Density Polyethylene >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
27 psi Overlap shear strength Polypropylene >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
47 psi Overlap shear strength High Impact Polystyrene >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
46 psi Overlap shear strength PVC >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
44 psi Overlap shear strength ABS Plastic >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
50 psi Overlap shear strength Polycarbonate >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
44 psi Overlap shear strength Acrylic >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
13 psi Overlap shear strength Neoprene Rubber >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
16 psi Overlap shear strength EPDM Rubber >172,800 sec 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs. at 73°F (23°C)
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Substrate Test Temperature Test Method
3 piw 180° Peel strength Glass 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
4 piw 180° Peel strength Cold Rolled Steel 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
3 piw 180° Peel strength Galvanized Steel 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
3 piw 180° Peel strength 2024 T-3 Bare Aluminum 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
2 piw 180° Peel strength Clad Aluminum 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
4 piw 180° Peel strength Stainless Steel 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
2 piw 180° Peel strength High Density Polyethylene 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
2 piw 180° Peel strength Polypropylene 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
3 piw 180° Peel strength High Impact Polystyrene 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
3 piw 180° Peel strength PVC 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
4 piw 180° Peel strength ABS Plastic 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
3 piw 180° Peel strength Polycarbonate 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
3 piw 180° Peel strength Acrylic 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
2 piw 180° Peel strength Neoprene Rubber 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
2 piw 180° Peel strength EPDM Rubber 23°C Adhesive was tested in 180° (angle) peel, overlap shear, and dead load strength by first applying about a 6 mil (wet thickness) coating of adhesive to a primed polyester film. After drying, bonds were made to various substrates. Test results after 48 hrs
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
Good 24+hrs., 24+hrs., 4 hrs. Dead Load Shear: The adhesive, knife coated on polyester film as above, was used to make 1 in. x 1/2 in. bonds to 2024-T3 bare aluminum. Various weights were then hung on the portion of the film extending below the bond area and the time required for the bond to fail was measured.
2 psi 24+hrs., 2hrs., 11 min. 23 (C), 49 (C), 71 (C)
5 psi 6 hrs., 15 min., 3 min. 23 (C), 49 (C), 71 (C)
10 psi 23 (C), 49 (C), 71 (C)
Excellent initial tack
Density Test Methods
Density Test Method
8.0 to 8.4 (weight (lbs/gal)) Approx.
% Solids Test Methods
% Solids Test Method
40 % By weight
39 to 42 % By weight