Adcobond AT-3 is a pressure-sensitive, structural-grade, solid acrylic tape system designed to provide a superior bond between a wide variety of substrates. The tape possesses a uniform, high-tack acrylic adhesive on both surfaces with an integral core of solid acrylic polymer and will bond to most clean, dry, oil-free substrates.

Product Type: Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, Tape

Application Area: Appliances, Automotive Interior Trim, Automotive Trims, Furniture, Graphics, Window Muntin Bar

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces: Printed Substrates

Chemical Family: Acrylics & Acrylates

Features: Bondability, Ease Of Use, Excellent Substrate Adhesion, Excellent Surface Tack, Flexible, Good Thermal Stability, Good Weather Fastness, Moisture Resistant, Waterproofing

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family

Features & Benefits

Product Benefits

ADCOBOND® AT-3 offers numerous advantages including a waterproof bond, ease of application, and the ability to withstand thermal movement.

  • Pressure sensitive bonding
  • Solid composition for easy cutting
  • Excellent weathering properties
  • Maintains adhesion at sub-zero temperatures
  • Hardening or brittle resistant with age
  • Flexible - conforms to intricate shapes

Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
General Instructions
  1. Substrate Evaluation: Acrylic adhesive is suitable for bonding a variety of substrates, including many plastic composites, sealed wood, and metals. Low surface energy materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, silicones and PTFE can be difficult to bond to. Thorough evaluation is recommended when bonding to any questionable surface. An adhesion promoter (primer) for use with pressure sensitive acrylic adhesives may be necessary to facilitate proper bonding.
  2. Preparation of Substrate: The substrate to be bonded should be cleaned with an appropriate solvent, preferably isopropanol (IPA). The acrylic adhesive backed part should be applied within 15 minutes of cleaning. To ensure removal of all contaminants without leaving any residue, use a clean, lint-free wiping cloth or disposable wipe. Never use recycled rags. Other solvents such as hexane, heptane, or methanol may be suitable for cleaning various substrates after thorough evaluation. The substrate must be completely dry through evaporation of the solvent with radiant heat, hot air dryers, or with time before bonding acrylic adhesive backed parts.
  3. Adhesive Promoter Application (If necessary): Apply the AP-1 Adhesion Promoter to the substrate(s) either with a lint-free applicator or foam brush. Apply the Adhesion Promoter in a “wet” laydown thickness range of 1 - 8 mils. Allow the Adhesion Promoter to dry approximately 5 minutes. Don’t touch the Adhesion Promoter.
  4. Application of Adhesive Backed Part to the Substrate: Remove the protective release liner from the acrylic tape immediately prior to applying the part to be bonded, being careful not to contaminate the acrylic adhesive. Apply within 15 minutes after surface preparation. Apply the part to be bonded without entrapping air between the tape and the substrate with a recommended minimum application pressure of 15 pounds per inch of tape width to achieve adhesive to substrate contact and maximum bond

Properties

Appearance
Translucent tape
Mechanical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Elongation500.0%ASTM D412 Die C
Dynamic Shear620.0kPaASTM D3164
Tensile Strength2.2MPaASTM D412 Die C
Static Shear (at 74°F, 1000g, 1 in², 100hrs)PassesWSB-M3G138-B
Static Shear (at 158°F, 1000g, 1 in², 100hrs)PassesWSB-M3G138-B
Recommended Operating Conditions
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Application Temperature10 - 38°C
Service Temperature-34 to 93°C
Specifications
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Chemical Resistance (Cleavage peel, 3 days, at room temperature)15.1N/mmFLTM BU 112-02, Method C
Chemical Resistance (Cleavage peel, unleaded gasoline - 1h)12.9N/mm-
Chemical Resistance (Cleavage peel, diesel fuel - 1h)10.5N/mm-
Chemical Resistance (Cleavage peel, water immersion - 240h)10.9N/mm-
90° Peel Adhesion5.2N/mmASTM D3330
UV Resistance

Maintains minimum 90% of initial strength in 2 weeks UV-A at 140°F

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • North America

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 Months
Storage Condition

Store material in original unopened packaging at temperatures between 4°C to 38°C.