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3M™ TCQ-3738 Hot Melt Adhesive

3M TCQ-3738 Hot Melt Adhesive

Code: 3M TCQ-3738 / Category: Hot Melt Adhesives

Features

  • High Bond Strength: Provides a strong and durable bond for a variety of materials.
  • Fast Setting: Quick setting time allows for efficient production and assembly processes.
  • Temperature Resistant: Maintains bond strength in a range of temperatures, suitable for various environments.
  • Versatile: Bonds well to a wide range of substrates, including wood, plastics, and metals.
  • Easy Application: Compatible with standard hot melt applicators for convenient use.

Typical Applications

  • Product Assembly: Ideal for assembling components in manufacturing and production lines.
  • Packaging: Provides secure sealing for cartons, boxes, and other packaging materials.
  • Woodworking: Suitable for bonding wood components in furniture and cabinetry.
  • Automotive: Used for attaching trim and interior components in automotive assembly.
  • General Industrial: Versatile adhesive for various industrial bonding applications.

Specifications

  • Base: Hot melt adhesive
  • Color: Off-white
  • Form: Solid sticks or pellets
  • Viscosity: 5,500 cps at 350°F (177°C)
  • Open Time: Approximately 50 seconds
  • Heat Resistance: Up to 160°F (71°C)

Usage Instructions

  1. Preparation: Ensure surfaces to be bonded are clean and dry.
  2. Application:
    1. Load the 3M TCQ-3738 Hot Melt Adhesive into a compatible hot melt applicator.
    2. Allow the applicator to heat up to the recommended operating temperature.
    3. Apply the adhesive to one of the surfaces to be bonded.
    4. Press the surfaces together firmly to ensure a strong bond.
    5. Allow the adhesive to set and cool before handling the bonded assembly.

Storage and Handling

  • Store the adhesive in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep the adhesive sticks or pellets in their original packaging until ready to use.
  • Follow all safety precautions and handling instructions provided by 3M.

Safety Considerations

  • Use in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhalation of fumes.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as heat-resistant gloves and safety glasses, when handling hot adhesive.
  • Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Refer to the product's Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for detailed safety information and handling instructions.

Conclusion

The 3M TCQ-3738 Hot Melt Adhesive is a versatile and reliable adhesive solution for a wide range of bonding applications. Its high bond strength, fast setting time, and temperature resistance make it ideal for product assembly, packaging, woodworking, automotive, and general industrial use. The ease of application and compatibility with standard hot melt applicators ensure efficient and effective bonding for various materials.