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  • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA40 Clear, 1 fl oz, 12/Case
  • 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA40 Clear, 1 fl oz, 12/Case

    3M ID 62380303305
    • Bonds to difficult to bond, including flexible vinyl and EPDM rubber
    • High strength and impact resistance
    • Reaches handling strength in under 20 seconds
    • Low viscosity adhesive is easily applied from the bottle
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    Specifications
    Adhesive Type
    Instant Adhesive
    Consumer Label
    No
    Container Size (Metric)
    29.57 ml
    Design Challenges
    Impact & Shock Absorption
    Full Cure
    24 Hours @ 72 F (22 C)
    Indoor/Outdoor
    Both
    Industries
    Construction, Consumer Goods, Electronics, General Industrial, Medical, Metalworking, Military and Government, MRO, Signage, Specialty Vehicle, Transportation, Woodworking
    Maximum Operating Temperature (Celsius)
    82 Degree Celsius
    Physical Form
    Liquid
    Position
    Best
    Product Form
    Bottle
    Product Key
    CA40
    Product Type
    Instant Adhesive
    Shear Strength at 72 Degrees F (22 Degrees C)
    1700 psi
    Shelf Life in Months (from date of manufacture)
    9
    Specific Gravity
    8.7 Pound Per Gallon (US)
    Storage Temperature
    72 Degree Fahrenheit
    Substrate 1
    EPDM Rubber, Fabric, Felt, Cork & Fibrous Glass, Flexible Foam (Latex, Urethane), Metal, Paper & Cardboard, Plastics (ABS, PVC, Acrylic), Plastics (Flexible Vinyl), Plastics (High Performance Nylon), Plastics (Polyolefins), Rigid Foam (Beadboard Styrene), Rigid Foam (Urethane), Rubber (Except EPDM)
    Substrate 2
    EPDM Rubber, Fabric, Felt, Cork & Fibrous Glass, Flexible Foam (Latex, Urethane), Metal, Paper & Cardboard, Plastics (ABS, PVC, Acrylic), Plastics (Flexible Vinyl), Plastics (High Performance Nylon), Plastics (Polyolefins), Rigid Foam (Beadboard Styrene), Rigid Foam (Urethane), Rubber (Except EPDM)
    Substrates
    HSE Plastics and Glass, Smooth, Wood
    Viscosity
    Self-Leveling
    Work Time
    5-40 Seconds
    Product Details
    • Bonds to difficult to bond, including flexible vinyl and EPDM rubber
    • High strength and impact resistance
    • Reaches handling strength in under 20 seconds
    • Low viscosity adhesive is easily applied from the bottle
    • Strong, durable and long lasting bond on a variety of substrates

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA40 is a low viscosity instant adhesive. Our CA40 instant adhesive is formulated to give exceptional strength and impact resistance on difficult to bond materials, including flexible vinyl and EPDM rubber. Once applied, the glue has fast handling time and cure to keep jobs moving quickly.

    Pinch for a Precise Drop or Squeeze for a Steady Bead
    Our 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA40 is a glue that is easily applied with a thin bond line from a squeeze bottle and cures quickly. This cyanoacrylate adhesive is dispensed from a flexible container; pinch a precise drop or squeeze for a steady bead.

    Recommended Applications

    • Gasket attachment
    • Small joint assembly
    • Jewelry assembly
    • Orthopedics and footwear

    Creates a Strong, Durable, Long-Lasting Bond
    Once applied, our 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA40 typically reaches handling strength in under 20 seconds, with a full cure achieved in 24 hours. This keeps jobs moving quickly and may help improve workplace productivity. Once a full cure is achieved, the glue achieves a strong, durable and lasting bond, with overlap shear strength over 2,000 psi.

    Understanding Instant Adhesives
    Instant adhesives are cyanoacrylate based formulas that are strong, fast-acting glues used in industrial and household applications. In general, they are an acrylic resin that rapidly polymerizes in the presence of moisture, forming long, strong chains, joining the bonded surfaces together.

    Cyanoacrylate adhesives should be applied thinly, with pressure put on the bond for a few seconds, to ensure that the reaction proceeds rapidly and a strong bond is formed within a reasonable time.

    3M instant adhesives apply right from the container and rapidly reach handling strength at room temperature. Commonly referred to as a super glue, a single drop per square inch can bond many plastics, rubbers, metals, wood and more. An instant adhesive from 3M set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for the strongest glue by lifting an 8.1 metric ton forklift in the air for one hour.

    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.