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A screen printable adhesive that performs like a tape

Prints precisely using conventional screen printing and cures quickly under UV light, then delivers the PSA performance of a tape.

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3M™ Screen Printable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive SP7202

  • Text, 3M Screen Printable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive SP7202. Create double sided tapes from liquid adhesives using UV cure equipment Validate UV cure chamber conditions A technician holds a radiometer. The display indicates levels of UVA, UVB, UVC and UVV. Text, Inspect the screen Install screen Inspect and install squeegee Apply adhesive to screen Initiate the print cycle Precise application of adhesive to your part design Transfer printed design to UV cure chamber UV cured PSA is now functional Part can be bonded immediately or add a release liner Clean up is quick and easy 3M Science. Applied to Life. Visit 3M dot com slash printable or contact your local 3M specialist. 3M is a trademark of 3M Company. Copyright 3M 2021

    Video still of a plastic sheet with the adhesive printed on it and screen text “Transfer printed design to UV cure chamber”

    Now you can quickly create customized parts while minimizing process waste. Utilizing additive manufacturing through screen printing allows you to print adhesive in very precise details like fine lines and small holes without the need to die-cut parts and extract unneeded waste. Once the adhesive is cured, a liner can be placed to protect the cured Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) until it’s ready for use.
     

    • Efficient: reduces material waste during processing
    • Accurate: create bond lines as narrow as 0.5mm and holes with diameters as small as 1mm
    • Fast: cures in a UV chamber in 1-2 seconds
    • Plus:
      • Excellent adhesion to polycarbonate, polyester and higher surface energy materials
      • High static shear strength at 70°C
      • Water and chemical resistant
      • Wide range of storage temperatures
      • Offers greater flexibility when designing and fabricating parts
      • Allows coating up to substrate edge in contrast to water-based screen-printable PSAs

Print directly onto parts using existing equipment

Use existing screen printing and UV curing equipment to get started with 3M™ Screen Printable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive SP7202. This product is 100% solids and prints directly onto parts. Because this product utilizes UV curing technology, it allows longer open times in the screen while printing and shorter time to cure to create a functional part. Cleanup is quick and easy.

  • Image of gloved hands holding an instrument for checking conditions in the UV cure chamber

    Validate UV cure chamber conditions

  • Image of a gloved worker holding a print screen up to a light to inspect it

    Inspect and install screen

  • Image of a worker installing the squeegee on the printer

    Inspect and install squeegee

  • Image of a worker applying adhesive to the screen near the squeegee

    Apply adhesive to screen

  • Image of the print screen after the squeegee has moved across and forced the adhesive through it

    Initiate the print cycle to precisely apply adhesive to your part design

  • Image of a plastic sheet with the adhesive printed on it, ready for transfer to the UV chamber

    Transfer printed design to UV cure chamber

  • Image of a worker placing a protective liner over the printed and cured adhesive

    Part can be bonded immediately or a release liner added

  • Image of a worker using a squeeze bottle to apply liquid to the sheet before wiping it down

    Cleanup is quick and easy


A new way to build opens endless application options

  • Image of an entry pad and screen with an orange callout showing the area that could be screen printed with this adhesive

    Screen printing directly onto parts opens up a world of possibilities. Here are just a few examples:

    Membrane switches: provides superior bond retention required to endure part longevity

    Electronics: bond lines as narrow as 0.5mm make it possible to screen print on smaller parts

    Graphic overlays: screen print directly onto the most intricate parts

    Flexible printed circuits: bond flex circuits directly to a substrate


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    Solventless Technology

    3M™ Screen Printable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive SP7202 with 3M™ Acrylic Adhesive is made with a solventless technology that provides a number of sustainable manufacturing advantages:
     

    • Reduced Scope 3 GHG emissions
    • Increased throughput and decreased labor
    • Minimal liner waste and no die cutting
    • Unused adhesive remains uncured for collection and re-use
    • UV-curable

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Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

Need help finding the right product for your project? Contact us if you need product, technical or application advice or want to collaborate with a 3M technical specialist, or give us a call at 1-800-831-0658.

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