Application Type Bond, Adhesive: Instant Adhesives 1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part Material Form Liquid Substrate porous substrate surfaces, polyethylene, paper, difficult-to-bond plastics, rubbers, woods, Steel Grit blasted, Stainless Steel Grit blasted, Aluminum Grit blasted, Nylon, Low surface energy plastics, Low surface energy plastics Manufacturer 3M Chemistry Cyanoacrylate, Ethyl Cure Method Moisture Gap Fill 0.004 (in) Cure Time (min) Super fast, 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) Low, 12 to 22 Color Clear Chemical Resistance Excellent, Most oils Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Excelent Solvent resistance High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54 Key Specifications CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-3097: Type II, Class 1
Technical Data for 3M SF20 Rite-Lok Super Fast Instant Adhesive
1 Part or 2 Part
- 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
- Porous Substrates - porous substrate surfaces
- Low Surface Energy - Low surface energy plastics
- Steel - Steel Grit blasted
- Aluminum - Aluminum Grit blasted
- Plastic - difficult-to-bond plastics, Low surface energy plastics
- Polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) - polyethylene
- Rubber - rubbers
- Wood - woods
- Stainless Steel - Stainless Steel Grit blasted
- Other - acidic and/or contaminated surfaces, leathers, cardboard, oily surfaces
- Other - close-fitting parts and fairly smooth, even surfaces, high speed production applications
- Cyanoacrylate (CA) - Cyanoacrylate
- Other - Ethyl
- Other - Hand applied
- Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
- Clear / Transparent - Clear
- CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-3097: Type II, Class 1
Gap Fill 0.004 (in) Cure Time (min) Super fast, 1,440 Viscosity (cPs) Low, 12 to 22 Test Method Fixture or Handling Strength Time (min) 0.07 to 0.08 Test Method
Shear Strength (psi) 1,414, 2,415, 1,795, 745, 997, 1,399, 290, 711, 85 Test Method Tensile Strength (psi) 4,800 Test Method
Chemical Resistance Excellent, Most oils Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Excelent Solvent resistance High Temperature Resistance (°C) 82 Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -54
Specific Gravity 1.06 (g/ml)
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.;3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Super Fast Instant Adhesives can be expected to have a shelf life of 12 months from the date of shipment from 3M when stored under refrigerated conditions. Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 60 to 80, 40 Shelf Life Type From the date of Shipment Shelf Life (mon) 12
Best Practices for 3M SF20 Rite-Lok Super Fast Instant Adhesive
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.
An 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, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Super Fast 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. 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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Fixture or Handling Strength Time Test Methods
|Fixture or Handling Strength Time||Fixture-Handling Strength Test Method|
|0.07 to 0.08 min||On EPDM. Time to handling is substrate dependent|
Viscosity Test Methods
|12 to 22 cPs||Cone-Plate viscosity, CP75 @ 3000/s shear rate|
Tensile Strength Test Methods
|Tensile Strength||Test Method|
|4,800 psi||ASTM D2095|
Shear Strength Test Methods
|Shear Strength||Type||Substrate||Test Method|
|1,414 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Steel Grit blasted||ASTM D-1002|
|2,415 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Stainless Steel Grit blasted||ASTM D-1002|
|1,795 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Aluminum Grit blasted||ASTM D-1002|
|745 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||ABS||ASTM D-1002, Substrate failure|
|997 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Polycarbonate||ASTM D-1002, Substrate failure|
|1,399 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||PVC||ASTM D-1002, Substrate failure|
|290 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Nylon||ASTM D-1002|
|711 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Polypropylene||ASTM D-1002, Substrate failure, Primed with AC77|
|85 psi||Overlap Shear Strength||Silicone Elastomer||ASTM D-1002, Substrate failure, Primed with AC79|