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3M Double-Sided Silicone Tape (96042) [Discontinued]

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Product Description

The most popular use for 3M 96042 Double-Sided Silicone Tape is to splice silicone-coated papers and films. It is also widely used in high-temperature applications. This polyester (PET) film is coated on both sides (AKA double-coated) with a silicone pressure-sensitive adhesive. In addition to top performance with most silicones, 3M 96042 double-sided silicone tape provides high bond strength to hard-to-bond substrates like varnished leathers and many low surface energy plastics. This high-performance silicone tape is wound on a specially treated polyester film liner for easy unwinding.

Features & Benefits

  • Good quick stick initially and adhesion build over time
  • Superior adhesion to silicone foams and silicone rubbers
  • Exceptional resistance to solvents
  • Superior high temperature performance

Product Applications

  • General purpose silicone bonding
  • Bonds silicone foams and gaskets for industrial and automotive applications
  • Splice silicone coated films and papers
  • Difficult-to-bond substrates such as low surface energy plastic and varnished leather
  • Vibration damping
  • High temperature uses
  • Single liner applications

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Technical Information

3M Double-Sided Silicone Tape (96042)
  • Carrier/Backing: polyester (PET) film
  • Adhesive: silicone   How are adhesives different?
  • Release Liner: white polyester film
  • Thickness: 5 mils (carrier, adhesive) 4 mils (adhesive) 1 mils (carrier)   What is mil thickness?
  • Adhesion: 40 ounces per inch (to stainless steel test panel)
  • Service/Operating Temperature: up to 300°F
  • Core: 3" diameter
  • Country of Origin: United States
Note: Specifications are those given by manufacturers and are not tested for accuracy.

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96042 Standard sizes


3/4 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 18mm x 55m

96042/ 07560

UPC = 688295158721

Single Item (1-63 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (64-191 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (192-319 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 320 Items)


a 6% discount

a 8% discount

a 9% discount





1 in. x 60 yds.

Actual Size: 24mm x 55m

96042/ 160

UPC = 682821230349

Single Item (1-47 Items)

1 - 2 Cases (48-143 Items)

3 - 4 Cases (144-239 Items)

5+ Cases (>= 240 Items)


a 6% discount

a 8% discount

a 9% discount





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Pierre D. Verified Buyer Jun 13, 2018
Not for silnylon
3M 96042 Double-Sided Silicone Tape
It does a fine job in sheer to link two silnylon layers but does not bond permanently and is easy to peel off. Not the result I expected.
Made in the USA
hot melt rubber (synthetic)
Offers the widest range of application flexibility available. Exhibits excellent processing performance whether manually or automatically applied. Has superior tensile strength, adhesion properties and holding force which ensures consistent, reliable seals. Hot melt adhesive will bond faster to a surface which is referred to as quick-grab or quick-stick. It typically has higher tack (will feel stickier to the touch), but is also softer. It has lower heat resistance, shear resistance, and sometimes UV resistance than an acrylic adhesive. NOTE: it is called hot melt because the adhesive is applied hot by the manufacturer and then hardens as it cools (you do not need to apply heat to the tape yourself).
natural rubber
Properties are similar to that of hot melt rubber, but natural rubber often holds where other adhesives won't (recycled fibers, dust, cold, heat and heavy loads). It provides good overall adhesion and moisture resistance.
Offer excellent performance, especially for applications in temperatures less than 40°F and greater then 120°F. It provides excellent clarity, has high shear strength, is usually more permanent/durable even when exposed to moisture, and it ages well over extended periods in fluorescent and sunlight. Since it remains clear for the life of the application and does not yellow over time it is ideal for applications such as sealing white cartons. While it has good initial adhesion it does take 24-48 hours to cure and to achieve its maximum bond strength (has gradual adhesion buildup). Another difference between hot melt rubber and acrylic adhesive is if you fold tape over making the two adhesive sides touch the acrylic adhesive will remain attached to the carrier (e.g. paper, film) while a hot melt adhesive will stick to itself and pull off of the carrier. It is the best choice for clarity, UV resistance and aging characteristics.
Is great for extreme temperature applications since silicone adhesive can work in continuous operating temperatures from -100°F to 500°F. They also exhibit good chemical resistance, retain electrical properties, and remove cleanly with little or no residue.
zinc oxide
Zinc oxide based adhesive formula is a skin-friendly adhesive which is commonly used on sports medicine tapes.
Thickness, AKA caliper or gauge, refers to the distance from one surface of a tape backing, or adhesive, to the other.
1 mil = 1/1000 of an inch
Examples: 1/16 inch = 62.5 mils; 1/32 inch = 31.25 mils
The cut level indicates how many grams of cutting load a glove can withstand from a sharp blade before being penetrated.
Lower gauge gloves are heavier - have thicker construction, fewer stiches knitted per inch and offer less dexterity.
Higher gauge gloves are lighter - have thinner/finer construction, more stitches knitted per inch and offer more dexterity.
Gloves offered typically runs from 7 to 18 (12 and 13 are in the middle of the scale).
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