From bonding exterior panels on high-profile buildings to bonding glass panels into windows, architects trust 3M™ VHB™ Tapes to permanently adhere one substrate to another while distributing the stress load across the entire length of the bond.
Did you know that 3M™ VHB™ Tape was used to bond 401,202kg (884,500 lbs) of steel panels to the stiffeners on the Walt Disney Concert Hall? This is the kind of strength and durability that 3M™ VHB™ Tape is known for. With unmatched strength and performance excellence for both indoor and outdoor applications, 3M™ VHB™ Tape eliminates rivets, screws, bolts, and welds, improving design construction and aesthetics and boosting productivity.
Eliminate unnecessary steps and achieve a fast, easy assembly when you use 3M™ VHB™ Tape. PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) bonds on contact with no drying time or fixturing. With 3M™ VHB™ Tape, you can achieve greater design flexibility as you can bond a huge variety of building materials with minimal surface preparation.
3M™ VHB™ Tape outperforms and outlasts mechanical fasteners and provides a cleaner and more durable design. The tape gets its extreme strength and durability from the way it's built. It consists of a viscoelastic acrylic adhesive which has the properties of behaving like a viscous liquid and an elastic solid. It distributes loads over a wider area, balances different levels of expansion and contraction between substrates, and is good at absorbing dynamic load levels.
Rivets and screws leave unsightly marks that can impact your designs. 3M™ VHB™ Tape is available in transparent options, giving an aesthetically pleasing finish with no trace of pocks or punctures. Virtually invisible fastening keeps surfaces smooth and clean, enhancing design and appearance.
3M™ VHB™ Structural Glazing Tapes are durable, high performance two-sided acrylic foam tapes for the bonding of glass panels into curtain wall, commercial window and door systems and skylight/canopy systems. These tapes offer significant value to contract glazers, and glazing system manufacturers.
This tape family utilises multi-purpose acrylic adhesive on both sides of a conformable adhesive foam core. The adhesive provides excellent adhesion to a broad range of high and medium surface energy substrates including metals, glass, and a wide variety of plastics, as well as plasticised vinyl.
3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH is an excellent choice for attaching stiffeners to plate aluminum and steel panels prior to high heat powder coat or liquid paint processes. The foam core is conformable for easy application on rough surfaces while the tough acrylic adhesive provides immediate strength. These tapes can enhance the finished appearance by eliminating screws, rivets and weld distortion.
Increase labour efficiency, save time, and cost when you use 3M™ VHB™ Tape in your construction assembly process. Speak to our 3M application experts to help you select the correct 3M™ VHB™ Tape to address your specific process or assembly needs.
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