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Learn more about how different surface preparation methods can help you achieve the best bond.
See surface energies for a wide range of materials and why coatings can present bonding challenges.
Learn more about different classification types such as form, bond strength and type of bond.
In the last 40 years, 25 billion feet of 3M™ VHB™ Tape has been produced – enough tape for 10 trips to the moon and back.
Options for tough bonding situations such as LSE plastics, oily metal, silicone rubber and more.
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Adhesive and Tape Solutions for Hard to Bond Materials (PDF, 375 KB)
Plastic and Composite Bonding with Adhesives and Tapes (PDF, 375 KB)
Freedom to Design with Adhesives and Bonding Tapes (PDF, 373 KB)
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Structural Adhesives (PDF, 2.6 MB)
3M™ VHB™ Tape Design Guide (PDF, 1.88 MB)
3M™ Adhesives and Tapes Design Guide (PDF, 12.14 MB)