Heat-activated adhesive forms an immediate, consistent and durable bond
Pressure-sensitive adhesive is characterized by high adhesion and holding strength to many surfaces
Medium-density, clear tape is commonly used to attach weatherstrip and gasket seals
Recommended for applications where the substrate surface is smooth
Stress handling characteristics maintain seal integrity
3M™ Attachment Tape 4981, Clear, is a .20 mm thick, medium-density, clear, heat-activated tape system used to attach weatherstrip and/or gasket seals for automotive and industrial applications.
Two Adhesives Work Together for a Secure Bond
3M™ Attachment Tape 4981 is a 0.20 mm thick, clear acrylic tape constructed with two different adhesives, specifically a heat-activated adhesive on the non-liner side and a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive on the liner side. The heat-activated adhesive forms an immediate, consistent and durable bond to most EPDM formulations and Santoprene® materials. The pressure-sensitive adhesive delivers high adhesion and holding strength to many surfaces, including automotive paints and metals. Tape comes with a polyethylene liner for easy one-piece release for efficient application. Santoprene is a trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Specialty Purpose Tape for Weather Strip and Gasket Seals
This tape securely attaches weather strip and gasket seals for automotive and industrial applications. It is recommended for applications where the substrate surface is smooth and there is minimal stress on the bond line between the matching substrates. For applications in which tabbing is necessary, we recommend 3M™ Tabbing Tape 5400.
Better Science for Better Adhesion from 3M
Since 1925 when one of our lab assistants invented masking tape, 3M has been applying science to life — developing adhesive products and technologies that help entire industries and individual businesses worldwide. The work that began with a single 3M engineer now spans decades and generations - and all of it goes into each of our products developed for automotive OEM, like 3M™ Attachment Tape 4981, Clear.