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With 3M™ VHB™ Tapes, you can maintain consistency from sketch to construction, eliminating distracting, visible fasteners, like screws and bolts. These high-strength, double-sided acrylic foam tapes let you quickly and easily create a long-lasting bond that actually builds strength over time. With the ability to join a variety of materials including aluminum, steel, glass, plastics and painted and powder-coated surfaces, they provide resilient bonding solutions in just about anything you can dream up.
3M introduced 3M™ VHB™ Tapes in 1980 to replace screws, rivets and welds, and it was first used for bonding panels to the frames of ambulances. Rather than bonding at one point or even a series of points, this high-strength bonding tape distributes the stress load across the entire area of the joint. Design Engineers soon found new applications for these remarkable acrylic foam tapes and they are now the bonding solution of choice in a wide variety of industries, from architectural and glass panels on buildings to passenger rail cars and freeway signs to smartphones and other electronics.
One reason our 3M™ VHB™ Tapes have found so many uses is that we didn’t stop at just one tape. We’ve expanded the base product and added new capabilities so you have a whole family of options to choose from, including:
Assemble the components of your extreme-action camera for impact resistance and durability. Rain, sun, wind, heat or cold, 3M™VHB™ Tape is weather-proven to stand the test of time.
Seal out water & dirt
Create a seamless facade with fast application of virtually invisible fastening for a permanent bond that expands your range of material options.
Eliminate rivets and screws that can loosen, rattle and leak. Keep sides smooth for decals while damping vibration for a quieter ride.
Strength and Durability
Use die-cuts for a precise fit within devices and when bonding back covers, lenses, screens and more for a thin, sleek smart device.
Join multiple materials
Die-cut for precision
For easy assembly of home appliances, use 3M™ VHB™ Tape to securely join materials like glass and metal without traditional fasteners.
Join multiple materials
3M™ VHB™ Tape can take the heat. With short-term temperature resistance up to 450ºF, materials can be bonded prior to powder coat or liquid painting processes.
Eliminate spot welds
Designed for a smooth side and a durable ride, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes withstand the extreme heat and cold, vibration, moisture and UV light specialty vehicles encounter on the open road. Unlike rivets and screws, they provide a barrier sealed against any kind of weather.
Boost productivity on the assembly floor with the efficiency of tape. Compared to riveting and welding, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes are easy to adopt and require no finishing. A long-lasting bond is as quick and simple as applying the tape.
When it comes to bonding exterior panels on high-profile buildings like the Chicago O'Hare Airport and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, architects trust 3M™ VHB™ Tapes to permanently adhere one substrate to another while distributing the stress load across the entire length of the bond.
3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide top-notch design flexibility while meeting the high standards of the electronics industry. They've been used to bond everything from high-definition television screens to moisture-sealed nautical navigational systems.
When you eliminate the need for screws and rivets, your design can truly shine. 3M™ VHB™ Tapes enable a smooth surface with a virtually invisible bond, for a sleek, eye-catching sign that will stand up to the elements.
Enhance your appliance’s aesthetic with virtually invisible bonding – a game changing approach for design concepts. Explore new possibilities and use new, innovative materials to optimize performance and streamline production processes.
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