3M SJ3401

3M SJ3401 Datasheet
  • Description for 3M SJ3401

    Scotchmate Reclosable Fasteners offer closure alternatives to zippers, screws, snaps, hooks, bolts and more. They offer greater design flexibility, faster product assembly, smoother and cleaner exterior surfaces and improved product performance in many applications.

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    Application Type Fasten
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Strip
    Substrate Fabric
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Nylon
    Color Black, Beige, White
    Key Specifications CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-55126A: Type II, Class 1, Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): F-21840: MIL-F-21840, Type IA, II and III Class 3; meet the physical requirements of CID A-A-55126A, Type II, Class 1.
  • Technical Data for 3M SJ3401

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Strip
    • Substrate
    • Industry
    • Chemistry
      • Other - Nylon
    • Cure Method
      • None
    • Color
      • Black
      • Brown - Beige
      • White
    • Key Specifications
      • CID (United States Government Commercial Item Description): A-A-55126A: Type II, Class 1
      • Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): F-21840: Type IA, II and III Class 3 - MIL-F-21840, Type IA, II and III Class 3; meet the physical requirements of CID A-A-55126A, Type II, Class 1.
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) 2.6 (lb./inch) Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) 10 (pounds force/square inch), 5 Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 8, 8 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details Shelf Life when stored in original packaging at 72°F (22°C) and 50% RH
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 72
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 2
  • Best Practices for 3M SJ3401

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    1. Application

      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.

    2. Surface Preparation

      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.

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Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Test Method
10 (pounds force/square inch) Dynamic shear strength ASTM D5169
5 psi Dynamic shear strength
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Test Method
8 psi Dynamic Tensile Strength
8 psi Dynamic Tensile Strength Closure
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Test Method
2.6 (lb./inch) Dynamic T-Peel Strength ASTM D5170, width