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Adhesives for the Smoothest Surfaces

With decades of experience developing adhesives that achieve reliable bonds to low surface energy (LSE) substrates – and really any automotive substrate, established or new – 3M is your ideal partner for glass bonding challenges. Explore our acrylic foam tape and structural bonding tape solutions here.

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    3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes for Glass Trim

    With a conformable viscoelastic core that provides stress relaxation under high application loads, 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and Acrylic Plus Tapes are go-to solutions for automotive bonding and joining. A particular challenge is bonding to glass – and 3M delivers with differential adhesive tapes specifically for LSE substrates.

    • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape PT1100, Dark Gray, 1.14 mm
      3M™ Acrylic  Plus Tape PT1100 is developed specifically for attaching rigid exterior trim and other parts to automotive substrates. It features a 1.14 mm acrylic foam core with a different adhesive on each side. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for very high initial and final adhesion to glass. The non-liner-side adhesive is ideal for bonding to automotive trim and other components.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5314, Gray, 0.76 mm
      Featuring a .76 mm acrylic foam core with two different adhesives, 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5314 is ideal for attaching exterior trim and other parts to glass and automotive clear coat systems. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for very high initial and final adhesion to LSE substrates such as glass and rigid clear coat paint systems. The non-liner-side adhesive is ideal for bonding to automotive trim and other components.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5344, Gray, 1.14 mm
      This medium density 1.14 mm foam tape provides a balance of conformability and strength. It is excellent for attaching automotive exterior trim such as window lace. The liner-side adhesive is designed for bonding to glass and automotive paint systems, and the non-liner-side adhesive is designed for bonding to exterior trim parts.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 4257YCL, Gray, 0.38 mm
      This ultra-thin .38 mm tape is ideal for attaching flexible parts to smooth, dry surfaces. The double-coated tape is used for automotive applications where bonding surfaces are well matched or where the parts are thin and flexible.
    • Locator Pins with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes
      These ready-to-use, pre-taped pins allow Tiers to supply windshields that are very easy to locate and hold in position during liquid urethane curing. The pressure-sensitive adhesive ensures fixturing of components immediately upon application to glass. These pins allow Tiers to deliver additional manufacturing flexibility for manual and automated processes in automotive glass bonding.

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    Camera and Sensor Brackets

    With their durable bonds and viscoelastic properties, 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes and Acrylic Plus Tapes are ideal for attaching rigid and flexible parts to glass. Along with these well-known solutions, we also supply 3M™ Structural Bonding Tapes (SBT), which are applied to single-function and multi-function sensor brackets at the Tier level. Tier suppliers can improve OEM efficiency by supplying tape attached brackets for cameras, mirror buttons and rain sensors. The pressure-sensitive adhesive allows the hardware to be applied quickly, and it is heat-cured to a semi-structural bond at the Tier. Our tape attached sensor bracket systems are compatible with manual and automated manufacturing processes and commercially available autoclave processes.

    • Mirror Buttons with 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape
      Featuring 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape, these tape-attached mirror buttons eliminate the need for fixturing during cure. Pre-applied adhesive helps increased manufacturing efficiency for automated and manual systems. The tape adhesive cures to semi-structural strength during most windshield autoclave processes.
    • Rain Sensor Brackets with 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape
      Rain Sensor Brackets with 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape help improve process efficiency by supplying pre-taped components ready for application to windshields. They feature 3M™ Structural Bonding Tape with an easy-to-apply, pressure-sensitive adhesive that heat-cures to semi-structural strength. The tape color changes from black to matte gray after curing.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape PT1100, Dark Gray, 1.14 mm
      3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape PT1100 is developed specifically for attaching brackets and other rigid exterior parts to automotive substrates. It features a 1.14 mm acrylic foam core with a different adhesive on each side. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for very high initial and final adhesion to glass, as well as scratch- and mar-resistant paint systems. The non-liner-side adhesive is excellent for bonding to automotive trim and other components.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5344, Gray, 1.14 mm
      3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape 5344 is a 1.14 mm tape that provides a balance of strength and conformability. It has two different adhesives. The liner-side adhesive is formulated for bonding to automotive glass surfaces, and the non-liner-side adhesive bonds to exterior trim parts.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5011, Dark Gray, 1.14 mm
      Great for bonding sensors, as well as claddings, body side moldings, rocker panels, running boards and wheel flares, 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5011 has been tested specifically for use on thermoplastic olefin (TPO) and other LSE substrates. The 1.14 mm tape is ideal for easy- and medium-difficulty paint systems and features high temperature (up to 80°C) holding power on LSE plastics such as TPO, polypropylene (PP) and PP/ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM). The liner is silicone-coated on both sides for easy release.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5005
      Tested specifically for excellent peel adhesion on TPO and other LSE substrates, this .51 mm tape features an adhesive formulated specifically for high adhesion to LSE and MSE surfaces on both sides of a viscoelastic foam core. This core conforms well, even to complex geometries, and is engineered for stress relaxation when exposed to high stress loads. It also maintains bond line aesthetics under normal stress loads.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5008, Dark Gray, 0.8 mm
      This .8 mm tape features a double-sided adhesive that delivers robust initial tack and high adhesion build to many LSE substrates. It is ideal for easy- and medium-difficulty paint systems and features high temperature (up to 80°C) holding power LSE plastics such as TPO, PP and PP/EPDM. The liner is silicone-coated on both sides for easy release.
    • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape PX5015
      Tested specifically for excellent peel adhesion on TPO and other LSE substrates, this 1.52 mm tape features an adhesive formulated specifically for high adhesion to LSE and MSE surfaces on both sides of a viscoelastic foam core. This core conforms well, even to complex geometries, and is engineered for stress relaxation when exposed to high stress loads. It also maintains bond line aesthetics under normal stress loads.

Need Help Finding the Right Solution?

3M is constantly working to meet the evolving challenges of automotive OEM and Tier suppliers worldwide. If you need help finding an existing solution or would like to talk about specific ideas you’re working on, get in touch with us.
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