3M Loop Fastener SJ3527N
Brand Bumpon Application Type Bond 1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part Material Form Bumpons Substrate Acrylic, Fabrics, Low surface energy substrates, Paper, Polyethylene, Polystyrene, Rigid Vinyl, Glass, Bare metal, Plastics, ABS, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, Sealed Wood, Polyester, Nylon, Cardboard, Painted metal Industry Medical Braces, Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics, Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics, Alternatives to screws Manufacturer 3M Chemistry Woven Nylon Cure Method Pressure Sensitive Color Black, Beige, White Single Sided Single sided Total Thickness (mm) 3.200 High Temperature Resistance (°C) 38 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) 20 Key Specifications Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): F-21840: Mil spec. MIL-F-21840, Type II and III, Class 1
Technical Data for 3M Loop Fastener SJ3527N
- Adhesive - Bond
1 Part or 2 Part
- Low Surface Energy - Low surface energy substrates
- Metal - Bare metal, Painted metal
- Plastic - Plastics
- Acrylic (PMMA) - Acrylic
- Polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) - Polyethylene
- Polystyrene (PS) - Polystyrene
- Vinyl - Rigid Vinyl
- Wood - Sealed Wood
- Fabric - Fabrics
- Paper - Cardboard
- Other - Rigid Adherends, CARC Paint, Rigid substrates, Variety of substrates, Smoother cleaner surfaces, Smoother exterior surfaces
- Displays - Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics
- Mechanical Fastening Parts - Alternatives to screws
- Printing and Graphics - Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics
- Medical - Medical Braces
- Other - Indoor applications, Attaching accessories, Attaching equipment, Alternatives to hooks, Alternatives to zippers, Many applications, Alternatives to snaps
- Nylon - Woven Nylon
- Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
- Brown - Beige
- Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard) : F-21840 : Type II and III, Class 1 - Mil spec. MIL-F-21840, Type II and III, Class 1
General Bond Strength (psi) High Peel Strength (piw) 3.5 (g/cm), 3.9 (g/cm) Test Method Shear Strength (psi) 10 Test Method Cleavage Strength (psi) 13.1 (g/cm) Test Method Tensile Strength (psi) 5 Test Method
Single Sided Single sided Total Thickness (mm) 3.200 Tape Backing Rubber Based PSA
Dimensional Stability (%) Maximum High Temperature Resistance (°C) 38 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) 20
Flexibility Greater design flexibility
Shelf Life Details Shelf Life when stored in original packaging at 72°F (22°C) and 50% RH, Shelf Life when stored in original packaging at 72°F (22°C) and 50% RH is 18 months. Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 72, 72 Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture, When stored in original packaging Shelf Life (mon) 18, 18
Not Good For
Don't Use With Flexible vinyl or plasticized substrates
Best Practices for 3M Loop Fastener SJ3527N
As a general rule, four square inches of Scotchmate reclosable fastener area per pound of static load to be supported is suggested as a starting point for evaluation. More or less area may be needed depending on specific conditions or end use applications.
Highly textured surfaces may reduce the ultimate adhesion levels and care should be given to minimize the surface texture or roughness. Adhesive backed fasteners should be applied to surfaces that are clean, dry and free of oil, grease, dust, mold release agents or surface contaminants that could reduce the adhesion. It is recommended to remove any surface contaminants that may reduce adhesion by using a method suited for the type and quantity of surface contaminants present. Isopropal alcohol is a good general use solvent for cleaning contaminants from surfaces for example.
In exceptional cases, especially when removing silicone mold release agents or on rough, porous surfaces, it may be necessary to lightly abrade the surface, use an adhesion promoter, or surface sealer to optimize the adhesive bond to the substrate. The selection of abrasion, priming or sealing methods will depend upon the substrates and the environmental conditions the product will be exposed to during use.
Attachment Procedure: To obtain optimum bond to any surface, both the fasteners and the target surfaces should have equilibrated for a minimum of one hour at temperatures between 68°F (20°C) to 100°F (38°C) before application. The liner protecting the adhesive is removed and preferably without touching the adhesive, the fastener is applied to the substrate. Exposure of the adhesive to ambient conditions without the protective liner, before applying to the surface, should be minimized as initial adhesive tack may decrease. Flexible materials should be lying on a hard flat surface so as to permit uniform adhesive contact with the surface. Use of a rubber hand roller, press platen or similar device is recommended to ensure full adhesive contact or wetout with the substrate surface. Approximately 4.5 pounds of force per square inch, (310 grams per square centimeter) is recommended to increase adhesive contact, improving bond strength. For all adhesive applications, it is important to ensure that the edges are rolled down to reduce the chance of edge lifting.
Plain backed: The plain backed 3M hook and loop fasteners are most commonly sewn into their applications. Liquid or hot melt adhesives and staples are other forms of attachment that can be utilized.
Sewing: Although the selvedge edge was initially developed for stitching on, customers often find that they get better anchorage when stitching through the 3M hook and loop portions of the fastener – this may be application dependant. The type of thread and stitch type is also best determined based on individual application, however, the fastener should be stitched on all edges for the best seam strength. Typically, special machine adjustments are not necessary when using our 3M hook and loop fasteners.
Parts with properly chosen and applied pressure sensitive adhesive reclosable fasteners can be handled immediately. As the adhesive further wets-out the adherend surface, adhesive bond strength increases after application with time, pressure and/or temperature. Once attached to the adherend, a 1-hour minimum dwell time is recommended before applying a load or disengaging mated Scotchmate reclosable fastener pieces. This dwell time is important for achieving a firm adhesive bond before applying a load or using. The adhesive on 3M™ Scotchmate™ Reclosable Fasteners SJ3526N and SJ3527N family of products achieves approximately 50% of the ultimate bond strength within 20 minutes, 90% after 1 hour and the ultimate bond strength of properly applied fasteners is obtained within 24 hours at 72°F (22°C) and 50% relative humidity. Primers or adhesion promoters may reduce the time required to achieve the ultimate bond strength.
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Shear Strength Test Methods
|Shear Strength||Type||Substrate||Test Method|
|10 psi||Dynamic shear strength||Nylon Hook to Nylon Loop||Run at 12 inches per minute|
Cleavage Strength Test Methods
|Cleavage Strength||Substrate||Test Method|
|13.1 (g/cm)||Nylon Hook to Nylon Loop||Width|
Peel Strength Test Methods
|Peel Strength||Type||Substrate||Test Method|
|3.5 (g/cm)||T-Peel Adhesion||Nylon Hook to Nylon Loop||Run at 12 inches per minute, Width|
|3.9 (g/cm)||90° Peel Adhesion||Nylon Hook to Nylon Loop||Run at 12 inches per minute, Width|
Tensile Strength Test Methods
|Tensile Strength||Type||Substrate||Test Method|
|5 psi||Dynamic Tensile strength||Nylon Hook to Nylon Loop||Run at 12 inches per minute|