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3M™ 8172 Optically Clear Adhesive is a 2.0 mil optically clear acrylic laminating adhesive supplied with a polyester release liner on both sides. This adhesive offers superior clarity and excellent bonding to smooth or textured transparent substrates. 3M™ Optically Clear Adhesive 8172CL was specifically designed for use on misture containing plastic substrates (e.g. PMMA, PC, etc.) with improved bubble resistance caused by substrate outgassing under higher temperature and humidity aging conditions. It is typically used in general purpose applications including displays, touch panels, graphic overlaps and other electronic screens requiring an optically clear bond and excellent adhesion. 
Unit of Measure


N/A 3M™

Brand Part Number

N/A 3M 8172

Primary Application

N/A Bonding Laminating

Application Description

  • Optically clear bonding for display, touch panels, touchscreens, projection screens and other consumer products
  • Transparent graphic overlays
  • Avionics/military displays
  • Optical management films for LCD


  • Optically clear adhesive
  • Superior clarity
  • Excellent adhesion to transparent substrates such as glass and polyester
  • Bonding film and glass laminates
  • High temperature, humidity and UV resistance
  • Long durability without yellowing, delaminating or degrading
  • Stiff adhesive making it easy to convert

Markets Served

N/A Displays Electrical Electronics Graphics


N/A Unsupported

Adhesive Type

N/A Acrylic

Release Liner

N/A Polyester Film on 2S (2 mil)

Adhesive Thickness

N/A 2.0 mil


N/A Clear (Optically)

Maximum Width/ Master Roll Width

N/A 26 in

Adhesion to Steel

N/A 20 minute dwell: 35 oz/in72 hour dwell RT: 48 oz/in

N/A The physical properties listed are typical values based on PSTC, ASTM and other standard tests. This data should be used as guides only, and not as specification limits. Our recommendations for use are based on practical experience and testing. However, it is the responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of the product for his intended use. MBK Tape Solutions will not assume liability for claims beyond the replacement value of our product proved to be defective.

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