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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.

    And now, we're raising the standard with a new low VOC and low odor tape – 3M™ VHB™ Tape LVO Family. It's the first tape in the 3M™ VHB™ Tape portfolio to have FDA applicability for indirect food contact per 21 CFR 175.105.*View more product information.

  • With the ability to join a variety of materials including aluminum, steel, glass, plastics and painted and powder-coated surfaces, 3M™ VHB™ Tapes provide resilient bonding solutions in just about anything you can dream up. Talk to a 3M expert about your bonding challenge today.

*For full regulation information, please see the regulatory data sheet.

40 Years and Still Holding Strong

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:

  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape RP family for panel bonding and stiffener and trim attachment
  • Clear 3M™ VHB™ Tapes for joining transparent materials
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH family for superior temperature performance through high-temp paint and powder coat bake cycles
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape LSE family designed specifically for bonding low surface energy plastics and allowing bonding at temperatures down to 0°C

3M™ VHB™ Tapes are also environmentally durable. They withstand both high and low temperatures and temperature cycling as well as UV light, moisture and solvents while maintaining strength and reliability. For 40 years these tapes have been standing up to harsh conditions on structures around the world as well as on vehicles like rail cars that travel between different climates.

What will 3M™ VHB™ Tape look like when it turns 50? We don’t know – but rest assured our world-class scientists and engineers are working on it.

  • Sketch image of a GoPro and where vhb is used.
    Capture Extreme Footage

    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.

    Weather resistance
    Seal out water & dirt

  • Sketch image of the Disney Concert Hall and where vhb is used.
    Design Beautifully

    Create a seamless facade with fast application of virtually invisible fastening for a permanent bond that expands your range of material options.

    Design flexibility

  • Sketch Image of a trailer and where vhb is used
    Rivet-free for a Smoother Ride

    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
    Light weighting

  • Sketch image of a smartphone and where vhb is used
    Make Smart Devices Sleeker

    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
    Shock resistance

  • Sketch image of a washing machine and where vhb is used
    Bond Multiple Materials

    For easy assembly of home appliances, use 3M™ VHB™ Tape to securely join materials like glass and metal without traditional fasteners.

    Damp vibration
    Join multiple materials
    Assemble quickly

  • Sketch image of a sign and where vhb is used
    Streamline Manufacturing

    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
    Temperature resistance
    Increase throughput

  • 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.

Learn More About 3M™ VHB™ Tape

  • Skydiver midday with a GoPro camera
    Dream. Design. Deliver. (1:23)

    Tape has a pretty simple job – to hold two things together. But what if it could do more?

  • A worker sprays a scooter part before assembly
    Can Tape Hold a Scooter Together? (3:02)

    A design that flexes as it moves and requires holding different substrates together – with no bolts or screws. What can 3M™ VHB™ Tapes do in your designs?

  • A worker applies 3M™ VHB™ Tape to assemble a shower head
    Nebia Customer Testimonial (2:11)

    Nebia was looking for an adhesive to assemble a better showerhead that would also use less water. They tested several options – and chose 3M™ VHB™ Tape.

  • A 3M Senior Application Engineer talks about preparing for and applying 3M™ VHB™ Tape
    Surface Preparation and Tape Application (6:23)

    It’s important to have a clean, dry surface in order to achieve a good bond. Learn about cleaning methods, priming, abrasion and more.

  • Video still of Michael Essrig, President and CEO of Safe-T-Proof
    Safe-T-Proof Customer Testimonial (4:55)

    Safe-T-Proof provides fastening solutions to hold items safely in place during earthquakes. Learn about their challenges and why they chose 3M™ VHB™ Tape.


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