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3M VHB. Still #1 in high bond tape

3M VHB. Still #1 in high bond tape

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February 12, 2016

3M VHB. Still #1 in high bond tape Dream. Design. Deliver.

Since 1980, 3M VHB Tape has offered unlimited design and application possibilities. By working with 3M's engineering experts, product designers know they can count on this reliable solution. Lab-tested and proven in the real world, 3M VHB Tape eliminates rivets, bolts, screws and welds.

  • Durability for long-term performance indoors and out
  • Productivity through application ease and versatility
  • Instant bonding
  • Smooth, invisible appearance
  • Viscoelastic properties absorb shock and distribute stress evenly over the bond line
  • Bond dissimilar materials with confidence


3M VHB Tape bonds panels to a bus on contact. The tape seals against water, moisture and more. Bonding power eliminates mechanical fasteners for a smooth, clean surface. Viscoelastic properties help absorb shock and vibration for bond reliability.


To join a variety of materials for high impact visual combinations throughout a refrigerator, 3M VHB Tape bonds painted and unpainted metal, HSE and LSE plastics, ceramics and more. Mirrored ceiling panels are held in place with 3M VHB Tapes rather than screws. This helps maintain a clean, smooth appearance without distorting the reflective surfaces. For a heat resistant bond, 3M VHB Tapes bond and seal stainless steel trim to the glass oven door with strength enough to replace mechanical fasteners. Door surface is smooth and attractive.


For assembly efficiency, die-cut pieces of 3M VHB Tape bond components on a laptop. 3M VHB Tapes bond panel stiffeners on contact to pre-painted metal cabinetry. Unlike welding, applying the tape does not damage the finish. With high holding power and long-term reliability, 3M VHB Tape bonds dimensional letters to a painted wall for indoor or outdoor signage.


3M VHB Tapes - Typical Applications

3M VHB Tape is a proven high-strength alternative to screws, rivets, welds and other forms of traditional fastening methods. While a screw or a rivet can join two substrates at a single point, 3M VHB Tape permanently adheres one substrate to another and spreads the stress load across the entire length of the joint. The most common applications for 3M VHB Tape are:

Panel to Frame Applications
  • Reduce weight and solve dynamic force challenges
  • Create a clean appearance


Stiffener to Panel Applications
  • Exceptional vibration and corrosion resistance
  • Deliver unique designs


Lens Window to Housing Applications
  • Securely seal dissimilar materials
  • Enhance productivity
  • Create innovative designs


Decorative Material Attachment Applications
  • Unlimited opportunities to enhance products
  • Flexibility of production and design


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