3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 460 is a toughened, two-part epoxy adhesive with a 2:1 mix ratio, 60 minute work life and handling strength in approximately four hours. This product provides a strong, durable bond to many surfaces.
60 minute work life allows sufficient time for adjustments
Toughened for impact resistance and high fatigue resistance to withstand demanding conditions
Easy-to-mix and apply for straightforward application
High peel and shear strength for strong bonds in critical applications
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 460 exhibits excellent shear and peel strength along with good impact durability. It bonds to many surfaces, such as ceramics, wood and some plastics. When it comes to preparation and application, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 460 is straightforward and easy-to-use. Simply mix the components with a 2:1 by volume mix ratio and then apply according to the instructions to achieve a strong, long-lasting bond. The components are easy to mix and the 60 minute work life means users have ample time to make adjustments to bonding surfaces before a durable, long-lasting bond is achieved. For easier mixing and application, use 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ EPX™ applicators with a duo-pak cartridge put-up.
What are Epoxy Adhesives?
3M™ epoxy adhesives are part of the class of adhesives called "structural adhesives," which also includes polyurethane, acrylic, cyanoacrylate and others. Epoxies begin as reactive liquid polymers that undergo a chemical reaction when mixed, and then cure to form a solid plastic material. Once the two parts are mixed in their specified ratio, they begin the curing process and offer a limited working time where the adhesive can be applied and the two surfaces positioned as need. This work life lasts anywhere from a few minutes to 48 hours or longer. These structural adhesives provide high shear and peel strengths, depending on the formula, and better heat and chemical resistance than other common adhesives. In general, epoxy adhesives have the highest overall strength and offer the best performance and resistance to high temperatures, solvents and outdoor weathering.
Epoxy adhesives are widely used in building and home construction, aircraft and automobile manufacturing, military applications, bicycle, boat, golf clubs, ski and snowboard assembly and a host of other applications; virtually anywhere high-strength bonds are needed along with resistance to environmental conditions. These adhesives are popular for their ease of use, mechanical strength and chemical resistance. Formulations can be created to make epoxies that are flexible or rigid, transparent or opaque, quick setting or slow setting. The versatility with which epoxy adhesives can be formulated helps meet almost any requirement for bonding wood, metal, glass, stone and various plastics. Epoxy adhesives are among the strongest adhesives available, making them well-suited for jobs requiring strength, endurance and durability.