3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 1386 is a one-part, thermosetting liquid adhesive that provides exceptionally high strength at service temperatures from -70°F to 250°F (-57ºC to 121ºC). This cream colored adhesive can be applied by knife coating, trowel, roller coating, pump and high pressure injection methods.
Excellent strength retention after aging in many environments
Excellent Fatigue and Peel Performance
Our 3M™ Scotch-Weld
™ Epoxy Adhesive 1386 offers exceptionally high performance at service temperatures ranging from -70°F to 300°F (-57°C to 149°C). Suggested cure profile: 60 minutes at 350°F (177°C). Impact, fatigue and peel performance is better than many epoxy adhesives.
Offers Excellent Strength Retention
Our strong, reliable formula enables curing with only pressures sufficient to insure contact between mating surfaces required. This cream colored adhesive is a versatile product that can be applied by knife coating, trowel, roller coating, pump and high pressure injection. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 1386 provides excellent strength after aging in typical environments.
Understanding Epoxy Adhesives
are part of the class of adhesives called "structural adhesives," which also includes 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 adhesives are 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. They are 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 epoxies flexible or rigid, transparent or opaque, quick setting or slow setting. The versatility with which epoxy adhesives can be formulated helps meet almost any requirement for bonding wood, metal, glass, stone and various plastics.
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