3M 8172 is an optically clear laminating adhesive with superior clarity that is designed to bond smooth or textured transparent substrates.
This material is a 2 mil thick (50 microns) acrylic adhesive on a 2 mil (50 microns) thick polyester release liner.
3M 8172 optical clear adhesive is used to adhere to transparent substrates without any distortion of clarity. This clear film is used in many industries including electronics, medical, appliance, specialty vehicle, and general industrial.
3M 8172 is contaminant-free, inspected for bubbles, dirt, gels and other optical distortions. This material has an operating temperature range -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit with no significant change in transmission over the visible spectrum. 3M 8172 can withstand temperatures as high as 350 degrees Fahrenheit for short periods of time. Testing on this material has also shown no adverse effects on the bond strength when submerged in water and it also features humidity and UV resistance.
3M 8172 can be easily die cut and converted in a cleanroom environment into custom formats depending on your needs.
Strouse can slit rolls of optically clear film to custom widths. This provides you tape in the exact width you need for your task at hand. No excess or waste and no more using rolls that are too large and bulky or too small to get the job done.
This is the process of cutting a wide roll of optically clear adhesive into a custom shape or usable part for your process. Parts can be cut into different formats to fit seamlessly into your assembly.
Die cut solutions are great for hand assembly or automated processes but sometimes removing the backing from an adhesive die cut can be difficult. Strouse simplifies this process by adding a tab to the part or extended liners that make it easy to remove the liner and place the adhesive. Liners can also be split backed saving your assembly team the frustration of removing thin liners while saving you time and money in the process.
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