3M VHB Tape 4920

3M VHB Tape 4920 Datasheet
  • Description for 3M VHB Tape 4920

    • White • Interior bonding applications • Exterior bonding applications • Replace spot welds • Excellent solvent resistance. • Replace liquid adhesives • Replace rivets • High Tensile • High shear • Excellent durability.

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    Brand VHB
    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1 Part
    Material Form Tape
    Substrate Aluminum, Acrylic, Ceramic, Epoxy, Foam, PBT, Glass, Metal, ABS, Polycarbonate, Rigid PVC, Enameled Steel, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Galvanized Steel, Plastic, Steel
    Industry Many interior bonding applications, Many exterior bonding applications, General Purpose, Replace rivets
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic foam
    Cure Method Pressure Sensitive
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Room Temperature
    Cure Time (min) 20, 1,440, 4,320
    Color White
    Chemical Resistance Plasticizer migration
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Excellent solvent resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 93, 149
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -35
    Durability Excellent durability
    Stress Relief Stress relaxing
    Density (g/cm³) 50 (Ib/ft3)
    Key Specifications UL 746C
  • Technical Data for 3M VHB Tape 4920

    Overview
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1 Part or 2 Part - 1 Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Rivet - Replace rivets
      • Interior - Many interior bonding applications
      • Industrial Exterior - Many exterior bonding applications
      • General Purpose
      • Other - Replace other permanent fasteners, Replace liquid adhesives, Replace spot welds
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure Sensitive
    • Color
      • White
    • Key Specifications
      • UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) - UL 746C
    • Brand
      • VHB
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) 50, 70 to 100
    Cure Temperature (°C) 20 to 25 Room Temperature Test Method
    Cure Time (min) 20, 1,440, 4,320 Test Method
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) High, 15 (lb/in) Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) High, 100 (lb/in 2), 1500 (grams), 500 (grams), 500 (grams) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) High, 160 (Ib/in2) Test Method
    Tape Properties
    Total Thickness (mil) 15
    Double Sided Double sided
    Material Resistance
    Chemical Resistance Plasticizer migration
    Relative Solvent Resistance Chemical Resistance: Excellent solvent resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 93, 149 Test Method
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) -35
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Excellent moisture resistance
    Conductivity
    Dielectric Strength (V/mil) 640 Test Method
    Surface Resistivity (O) >e16 (ohms/sq.)
    Volume Resistivity (O) 1.7e15 (ohms/cm) Test Method
    Hardness
    Durability Excellent durability
    Stress Relief Stress relaxing
    Elasticity Viscoelastic
    Flexibility Firm
    Other Properties
    Density (g/cm³) 50 (Ib/ft3)
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details All 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have a shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture when stored at 40°F to 100°F (4°C to 38°C) and 0-95% relative humidity. The optimum storage conditions are 72°F (22°C) and 50% relative humidity. Performance of tapes is not projected to change even after shelf life expires, however, 3M does suggest that 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are used prior to the shelf life date whenever possible.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 39 to 100
    Shelf Life Type from date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 24
  • Best Practices for 3M VHB Tape 4920

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    1. Surface Preparation

      Most substrates are best prepared by cleaning with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol (IPA*) and water prior to applying 3M™ VHB™ Tapes .

      See Vendor Technical Data Sheet for more info.

      To obtain good performance with all 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, it is important to ensure that the surfaces are dry and free of condensed moisture.

    2. Application

      Bond strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface contact developed. Firm application pressure develops better adhesive contact and helps improve bond strength. Typically, good surface contact can be attained by applying enough pressure to insure that the tape experiences approximately 15 psi (100 kPa) pressure. Either roller or platen pressure can be used. Note that rigid surfaces may require 2 or 3 times that much pressure to make the tape experience 15 psi.

      Ideal application temperature range is 70°F to 100°F (21°C to 38°C). Pressure sensitive adhesives use viscous flow to achieve substrate contact area. Minimum suggested application temperatures:50°F (10°C): 3M™ VHB™ Tapes 4950, 5952, 4910, 4952, 4611, 4622 families.

      Note: Initial tape application to surfaces at temperatures below these suggested minimums is not recommended because the adhesive becomes too firm to adhere readily. However, once properly applied, low temperature holding is generally satisfactory.

    3. Curing

      After application, the bond strength will increase as the adhesive flows onto the surface (also referred to as “wet out”). At room temperature approximately 50% of ultimate bond strength will be achieved after 20 minutes, 90% after 24 hours and 100% after 72 hours. This flow is faster at higher temperatures and slower at lower temperatures. Ultimate bond strength can be achieved more quickly (and in some cases bond strength can be increased) by exposure of the bond to elevated temperatures (e.g. 150°F [66°C] for 1 hour). This can provide better adhesive wetout onto the substrates. Abrasion of the surfaces or the use of primers/ adhesion promoters can also have the effect of increasing bond strength and achieving ultimate bond strength more quickly.

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Cure Temperature Test Methods
Cure Temperature Cure Time Test Method
20 to 25°C Room Temperature 50% of ultimate bond strength will be achieved
Cure Time Test Methods
Cure Time Test Method
20 min 50% of ultimate bond strength will be achieved
1,440 min 90% of ultimate bond strength will be achieved
4,320 min 100% of ultimate bond strength will be achieved
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Substrate Test Time Test Temperature Test Method
High
100 (lb/in 2) Dynamic Overlap Shear Strength 4,320 min Stainless Steel 25°C Room Temperature ASTM D-1002 - To stainless steel, room temperature, 1 in2 (6.45 cm2), jaw speed 0.5 in/min (12.7 mm/min) Peak force to separate is measured. 72 hour dwell.
1500 (grams) Static Shear Strength Stainless Steel 600,000 sec 72°C ASTM D3654 - To stainless steel, tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5 in2 (3.23 cm2). Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes (approximately 7 days). Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2 = 2.2 lb/in2.
500 (grams) Static Shear Strength Stainless Steel 600,000 sec 66°C ASTM D3654 - To stainless steel, tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5 in2 (3.23 cm2). Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes (approximately 7 days). Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2 = 2.2 lb/in2.
500 (grams) Static Shear Strength Stainless Steel 600,000 sec 93°C ASTM D3654 - To stainless steel, tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5 in2 (3.23 cm2). Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes (approximately 7 days). Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2 = 2.2 lb/in2.
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Type Cure Time Substrate Test Temperature Test Method
High
15 (lb/in) 90° Peel Strength 4,320 min Stainless Steel 25°C Room Temperature Based on ASTM D3330 -To stainless steel, room temperature, jaw speed 12 in/min (304.8 mm/min). Average force to remove is measured. 72 hour dwell.
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Cure Time Substrate Test Temperature Test Method
High
160 (Ib/in2) T-Block Tensile 4,320 min Aluminum 25°C Room Temperature ASTM D-897 - To aluminum, room temperature, 1 in2 (6.45 cm2), jaw speed 2 in/min (50.8 mm/min) Peak force to separate is measured. 72 hour dwell.
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
93°C Short Term Temperature Tolerance - No change in room temperature dynamic shear properties following 4 hours conditioning at indicated temperature with 100 g/static load. (Represents minutes, hours in a process type temperature exposure).
149°C Long Term Temperature Tolerance - Maximum temperature where tape supports at least 250 g load per 0.5 in2 in static shear for 10,000 minutes. (Represents continuous exposure for days or weeks)
Dielectric Strength Test Methods
Dielectric Strength Test Method
640 V/mil ASTM D149
Volume Resistivity Test Methods
Volume Resistivity Test Method
1.7e15 (ohms/cm) ASTM D257