• Description for 3M SJ3533N

    Scotchmate Reclosable Fasteners offer advanced 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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    Brand Bumpon
    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Bumpons
    Substrate Acrylic, Fabrics, Glass, Bare and painted Metal, Nylon, Paper, Plastics, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Polypropylene, Sealed Wood, Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Rigid Vinyl, Foam, Low surface energy adherends, ABS, Cardboard, Textured plastics, Polyethylene
    Industry Medical Braces, Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics, Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Rubber Based PSA, Nylon 6
    Cure Method Pressure-Sensitive
    Color Black, Beige, White
    Key Specifications Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard): F-21840: MIL-F-21840, Type II and III, Class 1
  • Technical Data for 3M SJ3533N

    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Bumpons
    • Substrate
      • Foam
      • Low Surface Energy - Low surface energy adherends
      • Glass
      • Metal - Bare and painted Metal
      • Plastic - Plastics, Textured plastics
      • Acrylic (PMMA) - Acrylic
      • Nylon
      • Polycarbonate
      • Polypropylene
      • Polystyrene (PS) - Polystyrene
      • Polyethylene (LDPE, HDPE) - Polyethylene, Polyethylene
      • Vinyl - Rigid Vinyl
      • ABS
      • Wood - Sealed Wood
      • Fabric - Fabrics
      • Paper - Cardboard
      • Polyester
      • Other - Rigid Substrates, CARC Paint, Difficult to adhere to surfaces
    • Industry
      • Displays - Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics
      • Industrial
      • Printing and Graphics - Attaching Exhibit and Display Graphics
      • Medical - Medical Braces
      • Other - Anti-scratch surface, Attaching accessories and equipment, Vibration and sound dampening control, Indoor applications, Foam articles
    • Chemistry
      • Nylon - Nylon 6
      • Other - Rubber Based PSA
    • Application Method
      • Contact
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure-Sensitive
    • Color
      • Black
      • Brown - Beige
      • White
    • Key Specifications
      • Mil-Spec (United States Military Standard) : F-21840 : Type II and III, Class 1 - MIL-F-21840, Type II and III, Class 1
    • Brand
      • Bumpon
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) 2.6 (lb./inch) Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) 4.8 (lbsF/sq inch), 18 (lbsF/sq inch), 10 Test Method
    Cleavage Strength (psi) 6.0 (lbsF/sq inch) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 7.5 (lbF/sq. in), 10 (lbF/sq. in), 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) 18
    Not Good For
    Don't Use With Flexible vinyl, Plasticized adherends
  • Best Practices for 3M SJ3533N

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    1. Design

      As a general rule, four square inches of fastener area per pound (57.3 square centimeters per kilogram) 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

      Rounding the corners, slightly recessing the product into the adherend or providing raised edges around the reclosable fastener can reduce the possibility of edge lifting and improve the overall appearance of the fastener on the finished product. Mechanically securing the corners of the fastener with rivets, staples, screws, etc. may also reduce the possibility of edge lifting, but may reduce the closure performance.

    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.

    3. Application

      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

    4. Curing

      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 disengaging. The adhesive on 3M™ Scotchmate™ Reclosable Fasteners SJ3532N and SJ3533N 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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Cleavage Strength Test Methods
Cleavage Strength Substrate
6.0 (lbsF/sq inch) Rigid to Rigid Substrates
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Test Method
2.6 (lb./inch) Dynamic T-Peel strength ASTM D5170, width
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Substrate
7.5 (lbF/sq. in) Dynamic Closure Tensile Nylon
10 (lbF/sq. in) Dynamic Closure Tensile Polyester
8 psi Dynamic Tensile strength
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Substrate Test Method
4.8 (lbsF/sq inch) Dynamic Closure Shear strength Nylon
18 (lbsF/sq inch) Dynamic Closure Shear strength Polyester
10 psi Dynamic Shear strength ASTM D5169