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3M™ Viscoelastic Damping Polymer


3M™ Viscoelastic Damping Polymer

With many electronics applications, there are challenges involved with controlling vibration and isolating shock. That's why 3M provides viscoelastic polymer solutions that are proven to reduce vibration in disk drives and other electronic components. You can choose from a range of standard and ultra-pure damping polymers for many different applications.

3M™ Ultra-Pure Viscoelastic Damping Polymers

Low outgassing adhesives that reduce chemical contamination and corrosive ions that can enter the critical damping area environment.

3M™ Viscoelastic Damping Polymers (standard)

Feature good thermal stability and damping performance at various temperatures.

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Polymer Thickness Liner Typical Performance Characteristics
3M™ Ultra-Pure Viscoelastic Damping Polymer
242 1,2 and 4 mil Polyester Good damping performance at 0-65° C (32-142° F).
Low outgassing by GC
3M™ Viscoelastic Damping Polymer (standard)
110 2 and 5 mil Paper Good damping performance at higher temperature: 40-105°C (104-221°F). Heat and pressure needed for bonding.
112 1, 2 and 5 mil Paper Good damping performance at 0-65°C (32-142°F). Pressure only for adequate bonding at room temperature (21°C/70°F) for many applications.