3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 2216 is a heat-resistant bonding agent that offers a secure hold while resisting the impact of vibration, shock, and flexing. The product cures at room temperature in approximately seven days, or with the use of heat curing, a full cure can be achieved in 30 minutes at 200 °F (93 °C). Made for challenging environments, this high-performance epoxy adheres well to metal, plastic, rubber, masonry, and many more substrates. Providing high-strength adhesion, as well as offering outstanding environmental performance, it can also achieve excellent results in cryogenic bonding applications without becoming brittle. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 2216 is a low-viscosity epoxy, allowing the product to apply smoothly in applications involving, bonding, coating, sealing, and potting applications. This versatile product is ideal for a variety of industries including transportation, construction, general aerospace, and appliance repair.
Excellent for Cryogenic Bonding Applications
We've designed the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 2216 to perform under extremely frigid temperatures. Because it can withstand temperatures up to -423°F (-252°C), it is ideal for cryogenic bonding applications. At room temperature it offers a 90 minute work life to allow for repositioning and adjustments. It will slowly cure over 7 days, but can be heat cured to reduce this to as little as 30 minutes (at 200°F/93°C.) It has a bonded shear strength that can withstand up to 3,200 psi at 72°F (24°C).
Understanding Epoxy Adhesives
Epoxy adhesives, including 5 minute epoxy, are part of the class of adhesives called "structural adhesives," which include polyurethane, acrylic, cyanoacrylate and others. Epoxies are formulated as liquid reactive polymers that undergo a chemical reaction when mixed and then cure to form a solid plastic material. Once the two parts are mixed in their specified ratio, they begin the curing process and offer a limited working time where the adhesive can be applied and the two surfaces positioned as needed. This work life lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. These structural adhesives provide high shear and peel strengths, depending on the formula, and better heat and chemical resistance than other common adhesives. In general, epoxy adhesives have the highest overall strength and offer the best performance and most resistance to high temperatures, solvents and outdoor weathering.
Epoxy adhesive (often referred to as epoxy glue) is widely used in building and home construction; aircraft and automobile manufacturing; bicycle, boat, golf clubs, ski and snowboard assembly as well as a host of home use and other applications. It is used virtually anywhere high-strength bonds are needed along with resistance to environmental conditions. These adhesives are popular for their ease of use, mechanical strength and chemical resistance. Formulations can be created to make epoxy for plastic flexible or epoxy for metal rigid, epoxy resin transparent or opaque, quick setting or slow setting. The versatility with which these adhesives can be formulated helps meet almost any requirement for bonding wood, metal, glass, stone and various plastics.
The 3M™ Scotch-Weld Epoxy Adhesive 2216 B/A product family is intended for industrial applications. If you are looking for an adhesive specified for aerospace applications requiring conformance to AS9100 quality management standard, please see the 3M™ Scotch-Weld EC-2216 B/A product family.
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