3M SB96 Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

3M SB96 Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate Datasheet
  • Description for 3M SB96 Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

    Designed to give optimum performance and high strength bonds on metals.

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    Application Type Bond, Adhesive: Instant Adhesives
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Substrate Metals, plastics, polypropylene, rubbers, porous surfaces, polyethylene, Low surface energy plastics, Low surface energy plastics
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Cyanoacrylate, Methyl
    Cure Method Moisture
    Viscosity (cPs) low to medium, 80 to 120
    Color Clear
    Chemical Resistance most oils
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvent resistance
  • Technical Data for 3M SB96 Rite-Lok Cyanoacrylate

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Liquid
    • Substrate
      • Porous Substrates - porous surfaces
      • Low Surface Energy - Low surface energy plastics
      • Metal - Metals
      • Plastic - plastics, Low surface energy plastics
      • Polypropylene
      • Polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) - polyethylene
      • Rubber - rubbers
      • Other - other common substrates, acidic surfaces, leather
    • Chemistry
    • Application Method
      • Other - Hand applied
    • Cure Method
      • Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
    • Color
      • Clear / Transparent - Clear
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Viscosity (cPs) low to medium, 80 to 120 Test Method
    Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 0.08 to 0.33
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) High Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) 3,100 Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 4,800 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Chemical Resistance most oils
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Solvent resistance
    Other Properties
    Specific Gravity 1.060
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Storage: 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. Refrigeration (40°F [4°C]) gives optimum long term storage stability.;Rite-Lok™ General Purpose Instant Adhesives can be expected to have a shelf life of one year. Lower temperatures cause increased viscosity of a temporary nature and also will cause water to condense on the container. Therefore, containers stored at low temperatures should be allowed to return to room temperature before opening so that water does not come in contact with the adhesive and cause adhesive gelation.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 140 to 176, 39
    Shelf Life (mon) 12
  • Best Practices for 3M SB96 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.

      Rite-Lok™ Activators may be required if there are gaps or porous surfaces. If substrates have low surface energy plastics (e.g., polyethylene, polypropylene), or if substrates have acidic surfaces (e.g., paper and 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.

      3M™ Activators may be used where cure speed needs to be accelerated. However, the use of an activator can reduce the final bond strength by up to 30%.

      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 approximately 70% 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. Cyanoacrylates are not resistant over time to high levels of moisture or humidity.

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Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method
low to medium
80 to 120 cPs ISO 3104/3105
General Bond Strength Test Methods
General Bond Strength Substrate
High Metals
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Test Method
4,800 psi ASTM D2095
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Test Method
3,100 psi Overlap Shear Strength ASTM D1002