3M Industrial Adhesive 4550 Datasheet 3M Industrial Adhesive 4550

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  • Description for 3M Industrial Adhesive 4550

    Fast tacking • Long bonding range

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Substrate Cotton duck, Metal, Paper, CardBoard, Galvanized Steel, Galvanized Steel
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry SBR, Cyclohexane, Isohexanes
    Cure Method Solvent
    Cure Time (min) Long, 1,440
    Viscosity (cPs) 100 to 4,000
    Color Translucent
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 49
    Density (g/cm³) 6.4 to 6.6 (weight (lbs/gal))
  • Technical Data for 3M Industrial Adhesive 4550

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Liquid
    • Substrate
      • Metal
      • Galvanized - Galvanized Steel
      • Wood - CardBoard
      • Fabric - Cotton duck
      • Paper
      • Galvanized Steel
      • Other - Cork, Felt
    • Industry
    • Chemistry
      • Butyl - SBR
      • Other - Cyclohexane, Isohexanes
    • Cure Method
      • Solvent
    • Color
      • Translucent
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 64
    Cure Time (min) Long, 1,440
    Viscosity (cPs) 100 to 4,000 Test Method
    Tack Free Time (min) Fast
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) 12 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 49
    Other Properties
    Flash Point (°F) -20.2
    % Solids (%) 35, 36 to 38 Test Method
    Density (g/cm³) 6.4 to 6.6 (weight (lbs/gal))
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Store product at 60-80°F (16-27°C) for maximum storage life. Higher temperatures can reduce normal storage life. Lower temperatures can cause increased viscosity of a temporary nature. Rotate stock on a “first in-first out” basis.;When stored at the recommended conditions in the original, unopened container this product has a shelf life of 6 months from date of shipment.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 61 to 81
    Shelf Life Type from date of shipment
    Shelf Life (mon) 6
  • Best Practices for 3M Industrial Adhesive 4550

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    1. Surface Preparation

      Surfaces must be clean, dry and dust free. Wiping with a solvent such as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)* will aid in removing oil and dirt.

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

    2. Application

      Spray a uniform line of adhesive down center of bag. Bags can be palletized immediately or within 5 minutes depending upon temperature, humidity and air movement. Best results are obtained if the bags are palletized when the adhesive is aggressively tacky.

      For best results the temperature of the adhesive and the surfaces being bonded should be at least 65°F (18°C). Stir or agitate well before using. Porous Surface(s): Brush, spray, flow or roll a uniform coat on the least porous surface to be bonded. Bond immediately, applying pressure to ensure contact. Non-Porous Surface(s) (or for higher immediate strength): Apply a uniform light coat on each surface. Allow the adhesive to dry until it is tacky. Then apply sufficient pressure to ensure intimate contact.

    3. Curing

      Palletized bags may be handled immediately. Strength of bond increases over a period of 24 hours.

    4. Clean-Up

      Excess adhesive may be removed with a solvent such as 3M™ Scotch-Grip™ Solvent No. 2.

      *Note: When using solvents, be sure to extinguish all ignition sources and follow the manufacturer’s precautions and directions for use when handling such materials.

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Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method Temperature
100 to 4,000 cPs RVF #4 Spindle @ 20 rpm, 80°F 27°C 27°C
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
12 piw 180° Peel strength 86400 (Seconds), 172800 (Seconds) Room temperature, 49 (C) cotton duck to galvanized steel 180° peel strength was measured on cotton duck to galvanized steel bonds. The bonds were made by applying the adhesive to both surfaces. Joining the surfaces, and aging for 24 hours at room temperature and 48 hours at 120° F (49°C).
% Solids Test Methods
% Solids Test Method
35 % By weight
36 to 38 % By weight