3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-2216 is a flexible, two-part epoxy adhesive that cures at room temperature. It provides a high strength bond with both high shear and peel strength while remaining highly flexible, making it ideal for applications where vibration and thermal expansion and contraction are common. It also withstands very cold temperatures without overly embrittling.
Labeled, packaged, tested and certified for aircraft and aerospace applications
Versatile bonding agent will adhered a wide variety of similar and dissimilar substrates, including metals and masonry
Very flexible bond is resistant to extreme shock, vibration and flexing, making it ideal for potting and applications in the transportation industries
Maintains a strong bond under expansion, contraction, and limited movement while retaining good strength after environmental aging
Excellent for cryogenic bonding applications or adhering substrates that will be exposed to extreme cold
Can be heat cured to reduce curing times from 7 days to as a little as 30 minutes
Success under Stress
We designed 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-2216 to provide high performance and very flexible bonds in order to accommodate extreme shock, vibration and flexing commonly found in applications where substrates might vibrate, such as those in the transportation industries. It forms an excellent bond on a variety of substrates and is an excellent choice for cryogenic bonding applications. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-2216 features good retention of strength over time and after environmental aging.
Cryogenic bonding applications
Aircraft and aerospace applications
Reliable, Long-Term Dependability
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-2216 is designed to perform under extremely frigid temperatures. Because it can withstand temperatures up to -423°F/-252°C it is ideal for cryogenic bonding applications. At room temperature it offers a 90 minute work life to allow for repositioning and adjustments. It will slowly cure over 7 days, but can be heat cured to reduce this to as little as 30 minutes (at 200°F/93°C.) It has a bonded shear strength that can withstand up to 3,200 psi at 72°F/24°C.
Epoxy adhesives are part of the class of adhesives called "structural adhesives," which also includes polyurethane, acrylic, cyanoacrylate, and others. Two part structural adhesives are formulated as liquid reactive polymers that undergo a reaction when mixed, and then cure to form a solid 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 required. This "work life" lasts anywhere from a few minutes to 48 hours or longer. This class of structural adhesives provides high shear and peel strengths, depending on the formula and better heat and chemical resistance than other common adhesives. Epoxies that are heat cured are more heat and chemical resistant than those that cure at room temperature. Epoxy adhesives are widely used 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.
Note: 3M™ Scotch-Weld epoxy adhesive EC-2216 B/A is identical to 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive 2216 B/A in chemical composition. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-2216 B/A has been labeled, packaged, tested, and certified for aircraft and aerospace applications. 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Epoxy Adhesive EC-2216 B/A may be used for aircraft and aerospace applications if proper Certificates of Test have been issued and material meets all aircraft manufacturer’s specification requirements.
Hard Disk Drive Component Assembly, Bonding Rubber Floor Tiles, Bonding, Potting
7 Days @ 72 F (22 C)
50-65 Shore D
Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Construction, Military & Government, General Industrial, Electronics, Consumer Goods