3M VHB Tape 4955 Datasheet 3M VHB Tape 4955

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  • Description for 3M VHB Tape 4955

    • Double sided foam tape • Use in many interior bonding applications • Use in many exterior bonding applications • High shear strength • High tensile strength • Resistance to plasticizer migration • Outstanding durability.

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    Brand VHB
    Chemical Resistance Fuel Resistance, Chemical Resistance: Excellent solvent resistance, Chemical Resistance: Fluid Resistance: Water resistance, Chemical Resistance: Resistance to plasticizer migration, 10W30 Motor oil resistance, Chemical Resistance: MEK resistance, Gasoline resistance, Chemical Resistance: Isopropyl alcohol resistance, Glycol antifreeze resistance, Hydraulic fluid resistance, Kerosene resistance
    Application Type Bond
    1 Part or 2 Part 1-Part
    Material Form Tape: Foam tape
    Substrate Aluminum, Glass, Metal, High surface energy plastic substrates, Stainless Steel, Galvanized Steel
    Industry General Purpose, Ideal for use in many interior bonding applications
    Manufacturer 3M
    Chemistry Acrylic adhesive
    Cure Method Pressure sensitive
    Application Temperature (°F) >50
    Color White
    Total Thickness (mm) 1.829 to 2.235
    Double Sided Double sided
    Adhesive Thickness (Liner Side) - Double Sided Tapes (mm) 0.051
    Static Shear (Time to Fail) (min) 1500, 1000, 750, 750, 750
    Static Shear Substrate Stainless steel, Stainless steel, 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., 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.
    Static Shear Time (min) 10,080, 10,080, 10,080, 10,080, 10,080
    Static Shear Temperature (°C) 22, 66, 93, 121, 177
    Polyester (PET) Liner Type: Polyester
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 149, 93
    Volume Resistivity (O) 1.5e15 (ohm-cm)
    Stress Relief Stress relaxing properties
    Durability Outstanding
    Conformable Conformability
    Density (g/cm³) 0.800
    Key Specifications UL (Underwriters Laboratory), ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada), NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): UL 746C recognition
    Tape Backing/Carrier Acrylic foam backing
  • Technical Data for 3M VHB Tape 4955

    Overview
    • Chemical Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Fluid Resistance : Water Resistance
      • Chemical Resistance - Fuel Resistance, Hydraulic fluid resistance, Glycol antifreeze resistance, 10W30 Motor oil resistance, Kerosene resistance, Gasoline resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Relative Solvent Resistance - Excellent solvent resistance, Isopropyl alcohol resistance, MEK resistance
      • Chemical Resistance : Plasticizer Resistance - Resistance to plasticizer migration
    • Application Type
    • 1 Part or 2 Part
      • 1-Part
    • Material Form
      • Tape : Foam Tape
    • Substrate
    • Industry
      • Interior - Ideal for use in many interior bonding applications
      • General Purpose
      • Other - Ideal for use in many exterior bonding applications
    • 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) : 746 - UL 746C recognition
    • Brand
      • VHB
    • Tape Backing/Carrier
      • Acrylic Foam - Acrylic foam backing
    Specifications
    Cure Specs
    Application Temperature (°F) >50
    Bond Strength
    Peel Strength (piw) High, 20 (lb/in2) Test Method
    Shear Strength (psi) High, 95 (lb/in2) Test Method
    Tensile Strength (psi) High, 70 (lb/in2) Test Method
    Tape Properties
    Total Thickness (mm) 1.829 to 2.235
    Double Sided Double sided
    Adhesive Thickness (Liner Side) - Double Sided Tapes (mm) 0.051
    Static Shear (Time to Fail) (min) 1500, 1000, 750, 750, 750
    Static Shear Substrate Stainless steel, Stainless steel, 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., 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.
    Static Shear Time (min) 10,080, 10,080, 10,080, 10,080, 10,080
    Static Shear Temperature (°C) 22, 66, 93, 121, 177
    Material Resistance
    High Temperature Resistance (°C) 149, 93 Test Method
    Moisture/Humidity Resistance Excellent moisture resistance
    Conductivity
    Dissipation Factor 0.02270, 0.03700 Test Method
    Dielectric Strength (V/mil) 460 Test Method
    Dielectric Constant 2.28, 1.99 Test Method
    Thermal Conductivity (W/m°K) 0.09 Test Method
    Surface Resistivity (O) >10e16 (ohm/sq) Test Method
    Volume Resistivity (O) 1.5e15 (ohm-cm) Test Method
    Hardness
    Stress Relief Stress relaxing properties
    Durability Outstanding
    Conformable Conformability
    Elasticity Viscoelastic
    Flexibility Firm backing
    Modulus (psi) 6e5 (Pa) Test Method
    Other Properties
    Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) 180e-6 (m/m/°C) Test Method
    Density (g/cm³) 0.800 Test Method
    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.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.
    Shelf Life Temperature (°F) 39 to 100
    Shelf Life Type From date of manufacture
    Shelf Life (mon) 24
  • Best Practices for 3M VHB Tape 4955

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    1. Surface Preparation

      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. Abrasion is not suggested with 3M™ VHB™ Tapes 4932 and 4952.

      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.

      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

      Time: 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 wet out 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.

      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 require 2 or 3 times that much pressure to make the tape experience 15 psi.

      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.

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Peel Strength Test Methods
Peel Strength Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
High
20 (lb/in2) 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.
Tensile Strength Test Methods
Tensile Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
High
70 (lb/in2) Normal Tensile (T-BlockTensile) 4,320 min 20 to 25°C Room temperature Aluminum The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes., ASTM D-897, 1 in2 (6.45 cm2), jaw speed 2 in/min (50.8 mm/min) Peak force to separate is measured.
Shear Strength Test Methods
Shear Strength Type Cure Time Cure Temperature Substrate Test Method
High
95 (lb/in2) Dynamic overlap shear 4,320 min 20 to 25°C Room temperature Stainless Steel The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes., ASTM D-1002, 1 in2 (6.45 cm2), jaw speed 0.5 in/min (12.7 mm/min) Peak force to separate is measured.
High Temperature Resistance Test Methods
High Temperature Resistance Test Method
149°C Short Term Temperature Tolerance-No change in roomtemperature dynamic shear properties following 4 hours conditioning at indicated temperature with 100 g/static load. (Represents minutes, hours in a process type temperature exposure).
93°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 Constant Test Methods
Dielectric Constant Test Method
2.28 At 1 KHz, ASTM D150, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
1.99 At 1 MHz, ASTM D150, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Dielectric Strength Test Methods
Dielectric Strength Test Method
460 V/mil ASTM D140, Dielectric breakdown strength, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Dissipation Factor Test Methods
Dissipation Factor Test Method
0.02270 ASTM D150, At 1 KHz, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
0.03700 ASTM D150, At 1MHz, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Surface Resistivity Test Methods
Surface Resistivity Test Method
>10e16 (ohm/sq) ASTM D257, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Thermal Conductivity Test Methods
Thermal Conductivity Test Method
0.09 W/m°K The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Volume Resistivity Test Methods
Volume Resistivity Test Method
1.5e15 (ohm-cm) ASTM D257, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Modulus Test Methods
Modulus Temperature Test Method
6e5 (Pa) 25°C Shear modulus, 1Hz, Modeling, The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) Test Methods
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) CTE Test Method
180e-6 (m/m/°C) Modeling, 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
0.800 g/cm³ The following technical information and data should be considered representative or typical only and should not be used for specification purposes.