3M VHB Tape 4943F Datasheet 3M VHB Tape 4943F

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  • Description for 3M VHB Tape 4943F

    • Double sided foam tape • Gray • Use in many interior bonding applications • Use in many exterior bonding applications • High tensile strength • High shear adhesion • High peel adhesion • Excellent solvent resistance and moisture resistance.

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    Brand VHB
    Chemical Resistance Chemical Resistance: Excellent, Chemical Resistance: Resistance to plasticizer migration, Chemical Resistance: Fluid Resistance: Water resistance, Fuel resistance, Chemical Resistance: Isopropyl alcohol resistance, Hydraulic fluid resistance, Chemical Resistance: MEK resistance, 10W30 Motor oil resistance, Glycol antifreeze resistance, Kerosene resistance, Gasoline resistance
    Application Type Bonding
    Material Form Tape: Foam tape
    Substrate Stainless steel, Aluminum
    Industry Use in many interior bonding applications
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic adhesive
    Cure Method Pressure sensitive
    Application Temperature (°F) >32
    Color Gray
    Total Thickness (mm) 1.029 to 1.257
    Double Sided Double sided
    Adhesive Thickness (Liner Side) - Double Sided Tapes (mm) 0.051
    Static Shear (Time to Fail) (min) 1000, 500, 500
    Static Shear Time (min) 10,080, 10,080, 10,080
    Static Shear Temperature (°C) 22, 66, 93
    Static Shear Substrate Stainless steel, Stainless steel, Stainless steel
    Static Shear Test Method Approximately; ASTM D3654; tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5in2 (3.23 cm2).Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes.; Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2= 2.2 lb/in2.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes., Approximately; ASTM D3654; tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5in2 (3.23 cm2).Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes.; Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2= 2.2 lb/in2.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes., Approximately; ASTM D3654; tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5in2 (3.23 cm2).Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes.; Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2= 2.2 lb/in2.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
    Polyester (PET) Liner Type: Polyester
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 300, 200
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) Low temperature applicable
    Conformable Conformal backing
    Stress Relief Stress relaxing properties
    Durability Outstanding
    Density (g/cm³) 0.720
    Key Specifications UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): UL746C recognition
    Tape Backing/Carrier Acrylic foam backing
  • Technical Data for 3M VHB Tape 4943F

    Overview
    • Chemical Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Fluid Resistance : Water Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance - Gasoline resistance, Kerosene resistance, Glycol antifreeze resistance, 10W30 Motor oil resistance, Hydraulic fluid resistance, Fuel resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Relative Solvent Resistance - Excellent, MEK resistance, Isopropyl alcohol resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Plasticizer Resistance - Resistance to plasticizer migration
    • Application Type
    • Material Form
      • Tape : Foam Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Interior - Use in many interior bonding applications
      • Other - Use in many exterior bonding applications, Excellent for applications where clear or colorless is desired
    • Chemistry
    • Cure Method
      • Pressure Sensitive (min) - Pressure sensitive
    • Color
      • Gray
    • Key Specifications
      • UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) : 746C - UL746C recognition
    • Brand
      • VHB
    • Tape Backing/Carrier
      • Acrylic Foam - Acrylic foam backing
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) >32
    Bond Strength
    General Bond Strength (psi) High
    Peel Strength (piw) High, 20 (lb/in) Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) High, 70 (lb/in²) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) High, 85 (lb/in²) Test Method
    Tape Properties
    Total Thickness (mm) 1.029 to 1.257
    Double Sided Double sided
    Adhesive Thickness (Liner Side) - Double Sided Tapes (mm) 0.051
    Static Shear (Time to Fail) (min) 1000, 500, 500
    Static Shear Time (min) 10,080, 10,080, 10,080
    Static Shear Temperature (°C) 22, 66, 93
    Static Shear Substrate Stainless steel, Stainless steel, Stainless steel
    Static Shear Test Method Approximately; ASTM D3654; tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5in2 (3.23 cm2).Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes.; Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2= 2.2 lb/in2.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes., Approximately; ASTM D3654; tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5in2 (3.23 cm2).Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes.; Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2= 2.2 lb/in2.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes., Approximately; ASTM D3654; tested at various temperatures and gram loadings. 0.5in2 (3.23 cm2).Will hold listed weight for 10,000 minutes.; Conversion: 1500 g/0.5 in2 equals 6.6 lb/in2; 500 g/0.5 in2= 2.2 lb/in2.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
    Material Resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 300, 200 Test Method
    Low Temperature Resistance (°C) Low temperature applicable
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Excellent moisture resistance
    Hardness
    Conformable Conformal backing
    Stress Relief Stress relaxing properties
    Durability Outstanding
    Elasticity Viscoelastic
    Other Properties
    Density (g/cm³) 0.720 Test Method
    Business Information
    Shelf Life Details All 3M™VHB™Tapeshave a shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture when stored at 40°Fto 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) 40 to 100
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 24
  • Best Practices for 3M VHB Tape 4943F

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    1. Surface Preparation

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

      Exceptions to the general procedure that may require additional surface preparation include: Heavy Oils: A degreaser or solvent-based cleaner may be required to remove heavy oil or grease from a surface and should be followed by cleaning with IPA/water.

      Abrasion: Abrading a surface, followed by cleaning with IPA/water, can remove heavy dirt or oxidation and can increase surface area to improve adhesion..

      Adhesion Promoters: Priming a surface can significantly improve initial and ultimate adhesion to many materials such as plastics and paints.

      Porous surfaces: Most porous and fibered materials such as wood, particleboard, concrete, etc. need to be sealed to provide a unified surface.

      Unique Materials: Special surface preparation may be needed for glass and glass-like materials, copper and copper containing metals, and plastics or rubber that contain components that migrate (e.g. plasticizers).

      Refer to 3M Technical Bulletin “Surface Preparation for 3M™VHB™ Tape Applications” for additional details and suggestions.

    2. Application

      Pressure: 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 require2or3times that much pressure to make the tape experience 15 psi.

      Time: After application, the bond strength will increase as the adhesive flows on to the surface (also referred to as “wetout” ). 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 flows 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 1hour).This can provide better adhesive wet out on to 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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Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
High
85 (lb/in²) T-Block tensile 4,320 min 20 to 25°C Room temperature Aluminum ASTM D-897; 1 in2 (6.45 cm2),jawspeed 2 in/min (50.8 mm/min)Peak force to separate is measured.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
High
20 (lb/in) 4,320 min 20 to 25°C Room temperature Stainless steel 90° peel adhesion; Based on ASTM D3330; jaw speed 12 in/min (304.8 mm/min).Average force to remove is measured.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
High
70 (lb/in²) Dynamic overlap shear 4,320 min 20 to 25°C Room temperature Stainless steel ASTM D-1002; 1 in2 (6.45 cm2), jaw speed 0.5 in/min (12.7 mm/min)Peak force to separate is measured.; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
300°C Short term temperature tolerance-No change in room temperature dynamic shear properties following 4hours conditioning at indicated temperature with 100 g/static load. (Represents minutes, hours in a process type temperature exposure).; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
200°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).; The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Density Test Methods
Density Test Method
0.720 g/cm³ The following technical information anddata should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.