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3M™ 1696M LEAP™ III Finish Blocking Optical RX Lens Processing Pads

3M ID  70200742636    UPC#  00707387772482    CAT#  1696M     
LEAP III Pads with Illustration 1696M
LEAP III Pads with Illustration 1696M
Leap III Finish Blocking Pads group illustration (eps)
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For years 3M LEAP pads have been recognized by optical labs worldwide as the benchmark for quality lens edging pads. These pads offer the industry’s best slip resistance, keeping lenses firmly in place during edging. These 1696M LEAP™ III Finish Blocking pads are 18 mm oval, designed for small frames. 1000 pads per roll.


  • Torque (slip) resistant
  • Conformable for all types of lens styles and base curves: low edge lifting
  • Adheres to various eyeglass lens materials
  • Finished good for Opthalmic Industry
  • For use during edging or finishing of ophthalmic lenses
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Suggested Applications

  • May be used in RX optic lens edging or finishing
  • Used when edging opthalmic lenses
  • Small Frames
  • Material and / or technology for health care or medical device
  • Aids in general optical lens processing


 Adhesive Type‎‎ Synthetic Rubber
 Backing Material‎‎ Foam
 Backing Thickness‎‎ 22 mil
 Backing Thickness (metric)‎‎ 560 Micron
 Breathable‎‎ No
 Conformability‎‎ High
 Contents‎‎ 1,000 per box
 Edging‎‎ Yes
 Fluid Resistance Backing/Carrier‎‎ Yes
 Hypoallergenic‎‎ No
 Lens Type‎‎ Standard
 Liner Caliper (metric)‎‎ 76 Micron
 Liner Caliper (mils)‎‎ 3 mil
 Liner Color‎‎ White
 Liner Material‎‎ Paper
 Liner Weight‎‎ 53 lb.
 Liner Weight (metric)‎‎ 86 g/m²
 Material‎‎ Polyolefin Foam
 Primary Application‎‎ Optical RX Lens Processing
 Printable Backing‎‎ No
 Product Family‎‎ Optical Components
 Product Type‎‎ LEAP™ III Finish Blocking Optical Lens Edging Pads
 Product Usage‎‎ Optical Lens Processing
 Shape‎‎ Oval
 Size‎‎ 18 mm
 Tape Type‎‎ LEAP™ III Finish Blocking Optical RX Lens Processing Pads
 Trademark‎‎ Leap