Used as an alternative to structural silicone and spacer tapes/gaskets in architectural industry
Gray, 0.062 in. (1.6 mm), multi-purpose adhesive and conformable acrylic foam core offers a good balance of strength and conformability
Creates a permanent seal against water, moisture and more
Pressure sensitive adhesive bonds on contact to provide immediate handling strength
Allows the use of thinner, lighter weight and dissimilar materials
UL GREENGUARD and UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified, contributing to LEED Credit
Dream, Design, Deliver with our 3M™ VHB™ Architectural Panel Tape G16F. It is a gray, 0.062 in. (1.6 mm), multi-purpose acrylic adhesive with a conformable, foam core and film liner. It is commonly used for building cladding and other architectural applications. The fast and easy to use permanent bonding method provides high strength and long-term durability.
Join many surfaces including dissimilar materials; tape prevents bi-metallic corrosion
Convenience Meets Extreme Bonding Power
Our 3M™ VHB™ Tape consists of a durable acrylic adhesive with viscoelastic properties. This provides an extraordinarily strong double sided foam tape that adheres to a broad range of substrates, including aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel, composites, plastics, acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS and painted or sealed wood and concrete. Our bonding tapes provide excellent shear strength, conformability, surface adhesion and temperature resistance. VHB™ Architectural Panel Tapes are commonly used in architectural panel applications. It reliably bonds a variety of materials with strength and speed for permanent applications.
Architectural panels for curtain walls
Exterior building cladding
Interior panel and trim attachment
Dream, Design, Deliver with 3M™ VHB™ Architectural Panel Tapes
3M™ VHB™ Architectural Panel Tapes utilize multi-purpose acrylic adhesive on both sides of a conformable, foam core. The combination of strength and conformability is specifically designed for good adhesion to metals, glass and other medium to high surface energy materials. Applications for this tape include architectural cladding and as an alternative to structural silicone and spacer tapes/gaskets. Architects have been successfully using 3M™ VHB™ Tape for over 30 yearsindoors and outdoors in iconic buildings around the world.
An Unconventional Foam Tape
We invented 3M™ VHB™ Tapes in 1980 as the first of their kind. These unique tapes combine conformability with a strong, permanent bond. The result is a family of extraordinarily strong tapes that adhere to a broad range of substrates. 3M™ VHB™ Tape is a proven alternative to screws, rivets, welds and other forms of mechanical fasteners. Skyscrapers, cell phones, electronic highway signs, refrigerators, architectural windows and more all rely on this specialty bonding tape for one or more steps in the assembly, mounting, fastening and sealing process. This trusted and reliable tape offers a consistent bond, outstanding durability and excellent solvent and moisture resistance. 3M stands by all of its products and is there to provide you with design guidance and technical support when you need it.
3M VHB Tapes helped construct the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Proven Reliability from 3M™ VHB™ Tapes
3M™ VHB™ Tape offers a durable bond in a way that mechanical fasteners can't. This tape enhances the appearance of finished goods by eliminating rivets and screws while providing immediate handling strength. In most cases, fastening with 3M™ VHB™ Tape is a quicker process than drilling, fastening, or using liquid adhesive. Our versatile line of tapes can be used indoors or outdoors in a variety of applications, including window, door and sign assembly, electronics, construction and countless other industrial applications. Chemically resistant as well as UV and temperature stable, 3M™ VHB™ Tape can withstand the heat of Dubai to the cold of Canada. The unique acrylic chemistry is extremely durable and resistant to change over time, making this a long-lasting and powerful tape you can trust.
Bringing Better Ideas to the Surface through Science and Innovation
In our 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, our technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.
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