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Corrosion Protection, Metal Bonding
Solvent Based (Chromated)
Chromated formula provides corrosion protection inside and outside the bondline
Promotes long term durability to bonded joints
Stable coating protects etched and anodized substrates for long term storage
Provides a solvent resistant coating when cured at 250°F for durable protection
Can be co-cured with adhesives at 250°F or 350°F to accommodate a variety of requirements
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive Primer EC-3960 is a sprayable corrosion inhibiting adhesive primer. This chromated, epoxy resin based primer provides a high degree of protection against corrosive environments both inside and outside the adhesive bondline. It is formulated for optimal performance when used with 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Bonding Films.
Formulated for efficient spraying, EC-3960 protects fuselage skins prior to assembly and resists corrosion
With its sprayable consistency, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive Primer EC-3960 is capable of high transfer efficiency for less overspray waste. When cured it promotes long-term durability for bonded joints. EC-3960 can be co-cured with our adhesive films at 250°F or 350°F to accommodate a variety of requirements and lessen the burden on inventory requirements.
Our chromate-free formula provides corrosion protection inside and outside the bondline. And to make matters easier, EC-3960 can be used to apply an anti-corrosion coating on components or heat cured to form a durable protection against corrosion. When cured at 250°F EC-3960 provides a solvent resistant coating for long-term durable protection. The stable coating also protects etched and anodized substrates for long term storage.
The Primer Difference
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive Primer EC-3960 contains no hexavalent chromium, which helps streamline regulatory compliance and protect against corrosion. Additionally, this primer can help improve production rates by offering high transfer efficiency for less overspray waste and quick flash off for no wait-time between passes. Let our unparalleled technical service and support show you how this primer can make a difference to your primer line and your bottom line. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesive Primer EC-3960 also offers these benefits:
Excellent corrosion protection
Robust mechanical performance
Impressive hot/wet durability
Serves both 250° and 350°F co-cure requirements
Fewer applications and faster drying cycle saves time
In general, 3M Scotch-Weld structural adhesive primers can be used to pre-treat the substrates to be bonded. They facilitate "wet-out" of the primary adhesive agent to facilitate the bond between substrate and coating extrudate, then cured to enhance chemical resistance. Adhesive primers can reduce bondline void contents by reducing the roughness of pretreated composite surfaces and help improve the adhesive capabilities of 3M Scotch-Weld film adhesives. Our adhesive primers help prepare the surfaces for the bonding agents and improve the conditions so that the adhesives are more effective and create stronger, longer lasting bonds.
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