• Description for 3M TE031

    Extrudable grade with fast set time ideal for bonding a wide variety of plastics including polystyrene and polyacrylic.

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    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Liquid
    Substrate Polyacrylic, Glass, ABS, Polystyrene, Polycarbonate, PVC, Maple, FRP, Aluminum, Plasticized Vinyl, Metal, Plastic, Wood, Many other plastics
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Polyurethane, Urethane
    Cure Method Moisture
    Viscosity (cPs) 13,000, Extrudable
    Color Off-White, White
    Other Resistance Highly plasticizer resistant
    Density (g/cm³) 8.7 (lbs/gal)
  • Technical Data for 3M TE031

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Liquid
    • Substrate
    • Chemistry
    • Application Method
      • Dispenser - Lamination equipment
    • Cure Method
      • Moisture / Condensation Cure - Moisture
    • Color
      • Off-White
      • White
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 250
    Viscosity (cPs) 13,000, Extrudable Test Method
    Set Time (min) Fast, 0.50 Test Method
    Open Time (min) 2.00
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) High
    Peel Strength (piw) 96, 95, 77, 65, 84, 100, 3, 3, 16, 22 Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) 1,540, 1,890, 2,100, 1,330, 710, 1,350, 1,670, 340, 800, 340, 610, 1,910, 1,890, 1,372, 1,199, 1,374, 1,219, 1,213, 1,795, 499, 421, 117, 250, 1,035, 1,199 Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) 3,900 Test Method
    Material Resistance
    Other Resistance Highly plasticizer resistant
    Hardness
    Shore D Hardness 50 Test Method
    Elongation (%) 725 Test Method
    Modulus (psi) 5,600 Test Method
    Other Properties
    % Solids (%) 100
    Density (g/cm³) 8.7 (lbs/gal) Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details For maximum shelf life, store product at normal indoor warehouse storage (below 120°F/49°C).;Products in 10 fluid ounce cartridge and 2 kilogram have 12 months while all others have a 6 month shelf life in unopened containers., For maximum shelf life, store product at normal indoor warehouse storage (below 120°F/49°C).;Products in 10 fluid ounce cartridge and 2 kilogram have 12 months while all others have a 6 month shelf life in unopened containers.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) <120, <120
    Shelf Life (mon) 12 10 fluid ounce cartridge, 6 Unopened containers
    Not Good For
    Don't Use With Substrates that exceed 275°F (135°C)., uncoated aluminum
  • Best Practices for 3M TE031

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    1. Surface Preparation

      Plastic: Wipe with isopropanol soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding. Note: 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Polyurethane Reactive Adhesives are not recommended for bonding untreated polyolefins.

      Plastic contaminated with mold release: Wipe with isopropyl alcohol soaked cheesecloth, abrade with fine grit abrasive, wipe with isopropyl alcohol soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding.

      FRP, Rubber and Aluminum (uncoated): Wipe with methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) soaked cheesecloth, abrade with fine grit abrasive, wipe with MEK soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding. Priming may be necessary on aluminum if part will be subjected to hot/humid conditions.

      Glass: Wipe with MEK-soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding. Priming may be necessary on glass if subject part will be subjected to hot/humid conditions.

    2. Surface Preparation

      Plastic: Wipe with isopropanol soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding. Note: 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Polyurethane Reactive Adhesives are not recommended for bonding untreated polyolefins.

      Plastic contaminated with mold release: Wipe with isopropyl alcohol soaked cheesecloth, abrade with fine grit abrasive, wipe with isopropyl alcohol soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding.

      FRP, Rubber and Aluminum (uncoated): Wipe with methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) soaked cheesecloth, abrade with fine grit abrasive, wipe with MEK soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding. Priming may be necessary on aluminum if part will be subjected to hot/humid conditions.

      Glass: Wipe with MEK-soaked cheesecloth.* Allow solvent to evaporate before bonding. Priming may be necessary on glass if subject part will be subjected to hot/humid conditions.

    3. Curing

      The cure rate will vary depending on air temperature, relative humidity, substrate type and bond line thickness. Cure rate is more rapid on wood (moisture-rich substrate) than on plastic.

    4. Clean-Up

      Allow product to solidify. Remove uncured waxy material (usually within the first 20 minutes after application) by scraping with a putty knife or similar tool. For cured material, remove by cutting or sanding. Do not use heat or flame to remove adhesive.

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Set Time Test Methods
Set Time Test Method
Fast
0.50 min The minimum amount of time required between when the bond is made and when it will support a 5 psi tensile load., Open times and set times are based on a room temperature environment. High temperatures will lengthen open times and set times while lower environmental temperatures will shorten open times and set times.
Viscosity Test Methods
Viscosity Test Method Temperature
13,000 cPs Brookfield viscometer with Thermosel using spindle #27. 121°C
Extrudable
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Cure Humidity Substrate Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
1,540 psi Overlap shear strength Maple 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,890 psi Overlap shear strength FRP 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
2,100 psi Overlap shear strength Polycarbonate 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,330 psi Overlap shear strength Polyacrylic 23°C Substrate Failure, Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
710 psi Overlap shear strength Polystyrene 23°C Substrate Failure, Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,350 psi Overlap shear strength ABS 23°C Substrate failure, Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,670 psi Overlap shear strength PVC 23°C Substrate Failure, Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
340 psi Overlap shear strength Maple 82°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
800 psi Overlap shear strength FRP 82°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens.These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375". The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
340 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C 50 % FRP 600 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
610 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C 50 % FRP 3,600 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
1,910 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C 50 % FRP 86,400 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
1,890 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C 50 % FRP 604,800 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
1,372 psi Overlap shear strength Maple 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,199 psi Overlap shear strength FRP 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,374 psi Overlap shear strength Polycarbonate 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
1,219 psi Overlap shear strength Polyacrylic 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.; Substrate failure.
1,213 psi Overlap shear strength ABS 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.; Substrate failure.
1,795 psi Overlap shear strength PVC 23°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
499 psi Overlap shear strength Maple 82°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
421 psi Overlap shear strength FRP 82°C Overlap shear (OLS) strengths were measured on 1" wide 1/2" overlap specimens. These bonds were made individually using 1" x 4" sample coupons. The thickness of the bond line was .003-.006". The thickness of the substrates were: plastics, .125", Maple, .375".; The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute.
117 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C FRP 600 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
250 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C FRP 3,600 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
1,035 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C FRP 86,400 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
1,199 psi Overlap shear strength 10,080 min 25°C FRP 604,800 sec 23°C FRP, Overlap Shear Strength (psi), tested @ 73°F (23°C) at various times after bonding. The FRP was conditioned for 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% RH prior to bonding.
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Cure Time Cure Temperature Cure Humidity Test Method
3,900 psi 10,080 min 25°C 50 % ASTM D 638, Die C, measured on .011" - .017" thick films cured 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% relative humidity (RH), @ Break
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Temperature Test Method
96 piw 180° Peel strength FRP 23°C Cotton duck failed during test, 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
95 piw 180° Peel strength Polycarbonate 23°C Cotton duck failed during test, 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
77 piw 180° Peel strength Polyacrylic 23°C 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
65 piw 180° Peel strength Polystyrene 23°C 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
84 piw 180° Peel strength ABS 23°C 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
100 piw 180° Peel strength PVC 23°C Cotton duck failed during test, 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
3 piw 180° Peel strength Aluminum 23°C 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
3 piw 180° Peel strength Glass 23°C 180° peel strengths were measured on 1" x 8" pieces of flexible cotton duck (canvas) bonded to rigid 1" x 4" substrates. The rigid substrates were approximately .125" thick and the separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. All strengths were measured at 73°F (23°C).
16 piw T-peel strength Plasticized Vinyl 23°C Substrate failure, T-Peel strengths were measure on 1" wide pieces of plasticized vinyl at 73°F (23°C). The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. Plasticized Vinyl, T-Peel (piw), tested @ 73°F (23°C)
22 piw T-peel strength 20,160 min 71°C Plasticized Vinyl 23°C Substrate failure, T-Peel strengths were measure on 1" wide pieces of plasticized vinyl at 73°F (23°C). The separation rate of the testing jaws was 2" per minute. Plasticized Vinyl, T-Peel (piw), tested @ 73°F (23°C)
Elongation Test Methods
Elongation Test Method
725 % ASTM D 638, Die C, measured on .011" - .017" thick films cured 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% relative humidity (RH), at Break
Modulus Test Methods
Modulus Test Method
5,600 psi ASTM D 638, Die C, measured on .011" - .017" thick films cured 7 days at 77°F (25°C)/50% relative humidity (RH)
Shore D Hardness Test Methods
Shore D Hardness Shore Hardness Test Method
50 Measured on .090" - .110" thick bars
Density Test Methods
Density Test Method
8.7 (lbs/gal) Molten