ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With a 30-year history as a reliable workhorse for converters and OEMs,
3M™ High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP is about to get even better.
Enhancements to the product’s liner technology are raising the standard
of performance for its adhesive family, used in bonding to metal and
high surface energy plastics (higher than 37 dynes/cm), with
improvements in both sustainability and liner technology. With
applications ranging from ATMs, vehicle dashboards, appliance panels,
trackpad bonding and more, nearly every design team or manufacturing
process can benefit from these improvements.
Manufacturing for this industry-standard adhesive has always used a
solventless process, producing a pressure sensitive adhesive that bonds
on contact without the introduction of solvents. And in 2014, 3M’s
Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division is pleased to announce the tape
constructions made with the 3M™ High Performance Acrylic Adhesive 200MP
Family will all be made with a greener process that totally eliminates
solvents from its liner production.
Additionally, many 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tapes and 3M™ Double Coated
Tapes, including products using Adhesive 200MP, are
conflict-mineral-free—made without gold, tantalum, tin or tungsten. An
emerging trend among top design teams is to ensure their products are
made only with conflict-mineral-free materials. 3M is proud to offer a
full line of adhesive transfer tapes, double coated tapes and membrane
switch spacers, including 3M™ Adhesive Transfer Tape 467MP and 3M™
Adhesive Transfer Tape 468MP, that meet these strict criteria and the
customer’s adhesive performance demands.
The high shear strength of Adhesive 200MP brings substantial benefits to
users, including less adhesive oozing at slitting and die-cutting,
helping to improve rapid part processing with minimal waste. Finished
graphics are neat and clean thanks to edges that are less likely to ooze
and collect dirt. For converters, the product’s better roll aging and
storage stability help minimize edge picking and waste. With clear and
precise slitting and die-cutting, customer productivity and yields can
The product’s new layflat liner solves a number of industry challenges,
including curling before or after die-cutting, tunneling or buckling,
edge scalloping and more. The liner has a special polycoated paper
construction, which provides increased dimensional stability in high
humidity storage, processing, shipping and application conditions. The
liner also enables improved rotary die-cutting at high speeds, as well
as improved sheet processing and productivity with less waste during
die-cutting. The consistently uniform adhesive coverage on the liner
gives users full-value bonding performance.
“Customers have relied on Adhesive 200MP for many years,” said Francis
Tate, Senior Technical Engineer. “These enhancements bring added
sustainability and performance, which will help make the product even
more useful for today’s demands.”
For users who need customized constructions, 3M offers a program to
combine Adhesive 200MP with a selection of liners, carriers and adhesive
thickness. 3M can provide pricing and feasibility for this option in
just one day, with customized sample rolls up to 10” wide shipped within
seven days. A complete order can be shipped within three weeks.
For more information, visit: www.3M.com/converter.
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