To obtain optimum adhesion, the bonding surfaces must be well unified, clean and dry. We recommend using 3M VHB Cleaning Tissues or IPA/water mixture (rubbing alcohol).
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. Generally, this means that the tape should experience at least 15 psi (100 kPa) in roll down or platen pressure.
After application, the bond strength will increase as the adhesive flows onto the surface. At room temperature, approximately 50% of the ultimate strength will be achieved after 20 minutes, 90% after 24 hours and 100% after 72 hours. In some cases, bond strength can be increased and ultimate bond strength can be achieved more quickly by exposure of the bond to elevated temperatures (e.g. 150°F [66°C] for 1 hour).
The information below applies to panels with a maximum total weight of 30kg and minimum size of 40cm x 40cm.
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