3M™ Screen Printable UV-Curing Adhesive SP7202

3M ID B5005229021
  • Cures in seconds to create a pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Provides high shear strength and final caliper nearly equivalent to printed wet thickness
  • Until exposed to UV, adhesive stays fluid to help reduce screen refills and cleaning
  • UV-curing uses less space and heat than traditional solvent and water-based drying systems
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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.
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  • Cures in seconds to create a pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Provides high shear strength and final caliper nearly equivalent to printed wet thickness
  • Until exposed to UV, adhesive stays fluid to help reduce screen refills and cleaning
  • UV-curing uses less space and heat than traditional solvent and water-based drying systems
  • Solvent-free 100% solids for high coverage; no evaporation
  • Medium viscocity formulation ideal when printing directly onto part

Using standard flat bed screen printing equipment, 3M™ Screen Printable UV-Curing Adhesives apply like ink to a substrate or a liner and cures in UV light to a pressure sensitive adhesive coating that bonds on contact.

Video still of a printer head moving across a clear sheet, leaving the product name and characteristics printed as a demo
Adhesive can be applied precisely to design parts
Screen printable adhesive produces precise lines, helps reduce waste
3M™ Screen Printable UV-Curing Pressure Sensitive Adhesive SP7202 allows screen printing of fine lines and dots in an additive process that uses a 100% solids adhesive. When printed parts are placed under a UV light the liquid cures in 1-2 seconds to become a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), which can then be bonded or covered with a liner for shipment to a different location. The process works with small parts and complex shapes, printing fine lines larger than 0.2mm and holes as small as approximately 1mm with great precision and with less waste than subtractive processes such as die cutting. This material works with conventional screen printing and UV curing equipment. The requirement for UV light to cure the liquid provides long open times that help prevent screen clogging as well as a wide range of storage temperatures. The cured adhesive is water and chemical resistant and provides excellent adhesion to polycarbonate, polyester and higher surface energy materials; it demonstrates high static shear on par with traditional PSAs. This adhesive has been tested to ASTM F1596 for durability and can withstand up to 1 million actuations.

Applications
  • Membrane switches
  • Electronics
  • Graphic overlays
  • Flexible printed circuits
Bringing Better Ideas to the Surface Through Science and Innovation
In our 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, our technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.

For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use.  Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice.  Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage.  For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.