Can replace mechanical fasteners (rivets, welding, screws) or liquid adhesives
Black or white, 0.045 in (1.1 mm), modified acrylic adhesive and very conformable acrylic foam core bonds to a wide variety of substrates including powder coated paints and irregular surfaces
Eliminate drilling, grinding, refinishing, screwing, welding and clean-up
Creates a permanent seal against water, moisture and more by offering better gap filling capabilities
Pressure sensitive adhesive bonds on contact to provide immediate handling strength
Allows the use of thinner, lighter weight and dissimilar materials
Dream, Design, Deliver with 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5952. It is a black or white, 0.045 in (1.1 mm) modified acrylic adhesive with a very conformable, foam core. It can replace rivets, welds and screws. The fast and easy to use permanent bonding method provides high strength and long-term durability. It offers design flexibility with its viscoelasticity and powerful ability to bond a variety of surfaces.
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. They are commonly used in applications across a variety of markets including transportation, appliance, electronics, construction, sign and display and general industrial. Reliably bonds a variety of materials with strength and speed for permanent applications.
Decorative material and trim
Nameplates and logos
Panel to frame
Stiffener to panel
3M™ VHB™ Tape permanently adheres one substrate to another and spreads the stress load across the entire length of the joint
Dream, Design, Deliver with the 5952 Family of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes
The 5952 family of 3M™ VHB™ Tapes utilizes modified acrylic adhesive on both sides of a very conformable, adhesive foam core. The combination of strength, conformability and adhesion makes this family one of the most capable and well-rounded 3M™ VHB™ Tapes. It is specifically designed for good adhesion to high, medium and lower surface energy plastics and paints, metals and glass. Applications for this tape include bonding and sealing polycarbonate lens over LCD, signage and windows to post-painted control panels.
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.
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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Rated 5 out of
Marvell Should Make a Super Hero Out of This TapeI use this extensively at work on steel within harsh conditions indoors and outdoors.
On a side note, I used this tape to hold my front license plate onto my car with close to 40,000 miles and numerous trips to the automated car wash and it's still working great.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 4 out of
Great, but how can we remove it?What product should I use to remove the tape without damaging the surface?
I used it to bond the back of a mirror on a widow's glass. I want to protect the glass (I don't care about the mirror's back).
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of
Michael W from
Tough stuffI used to attach a thin metal sheet to ground wire to repair an art piece. Difficult without a spot weld. Holding up great so far.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of
Stellar tape.I work in the specialized design industry for a large company. I use this on many huge international clients jobs. Best for hanging!
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 1 out of
Poor adhesive won't stickUsed for automotive use and it won't stick. Pulled apart after 10 minutes.