3M™ VHB™ Tapes For A Variety of Industries and Applications
With 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, you can maintain consistency from sketch to construction, eliminating distracting, visible fasteners, like screws and bolts. These high-strength, double-sided acrylic foam tapes let you quickly and easily create a long-lasting bond that actually builds strength over time. With the ability to join a variety of materials including aluminum, steel, glass, plastics and painted and powder-coated surfaces, they provide resilient bonding solutions in just about anything you can dream up.
3M™ VHB™ Tape Applied to surfaces, never to part
Bonding product parts with precision, ease, reliability, and strength requires an approach that breaks the barriers of traditional construction elements. 3M VHB Tapes open up a world of possibilities – eliminating rivets, screws, bolts, and welds – and improving design construction, aesthetics and productivity. With unmatched strength, these tapes increase the overall durability and reliability of every product bond. Experience the strength and reliability of 3M VHB Tapes.
- Invisible Bond
Enhance your design appearance with virtually invisible bonding – a game-changing approach for your design concepts. Explore new possibilities and use new, innovative materials to improve the look of your products while optimizing performance, preventing bi-metallic corrosion and streamlining your production processes.
- A Durable Difference
With a bond that’s built to withstand the rigors of exposure, 3M VHB Tapes resist hot, cold and cycling temperatures, UV light, moisture, and solvents. They seal against environmental conditions and damp vibration to reduce metallic wear-and-tear.
- Demanding Strength
For your most demanding bonding applications, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes distribute dynamic or static stress over the entire surface of the design, improving holding strength and eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners.
- Application Efficiency
3M VHB Tapes are simple and easy to apply, saving you time and money. The tapes bond on contact, assemble easily and can be cut to precise shapes and sizes for custom applications.
3M™ VHB™ Tapes are commonly found in the following industries:
Designed for a smooth side and a durable ride, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes withstand the extreme heat and cold, vibration, moisture and UV light specialty vehicles encounter on the open road. Unlike rivets and screws, they provide a barrier sealed against any kind of weather.
- Metal Fabrication
Boost productivity on the assembly floor with the efficiency of tape. Compared to riveting and welding, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are easy to adopt and require no finishing. A long-lasting bond is as quick and simple as applying the tape.
When it comes to bonding exterior panels on high-profile buildings like the Chicago O’Hare Airport and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, architects trust 3M™ VHB™ Tapes to permanently adhere one substrate to another while distributing the stress load across the entire length of the bond.
3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide top-notch design flexibility while meeting the high standards of the electronics industry. They’ve been used to bond everything from high-definition television screens to moisture-sealed nautical navigational systems.
When you eliminate the need for screws and rivets, your design can truly shine. 3M™ VHB™ Tapes enable a smooth surface with a virtually invisible bond, for a sleek, eye-catching sign that will stand up to the elements.
Design and Application Guidelines: Selecting the Right 3M™ VHB™ Tape for Your Application
Our application experts are here to consult with your team to determine the correct 3M VHB Tapes for your product design and production process. When you’re reviewing options, consider these factors:
- SUBSTRATES – Surfaces function and interact with adhesives differently, based on their properties and surface energy. Test the surface for both the flow of the adhesive and the ability to achieve contact with the other surface.
- THICKNESS – Choose tapes with higher thickness to correspond with higher rigidity and flatness irregularity of your materials. Use thinner tapes when working with more flexible materials.
- QUANTITY – Consider the variables of viscoelasticity, strength, stiffness, stress and creep behavior when determining the amount of tape for a dynamic load versus a static load.
- EXPANSION/CONTRACTION – Tapes can typically tolerate differential movement in the shear plane up to three times their thickness.
- BOND FLEXIBILITY – Because tape bonds can be more flexible, applications that need higher stiffness may benefit from corresponding design modifications.
- COLD TEMPERATURES – Evaluate applications that require performance at severe cold temperatures to assure proper adhesion performance.
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